UK government tech: here’s what happened in 2015
It’s that time of the year again: a chance to take a longer view and look back at what happened in 2015. Pardon the cliché, but for government tech-watchers, it really was a year of big changes.
The well-regarded Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude stood down as an MP in February and government digital chief Mike Bracken left in the summer, warning of looming cuts to the Government Digital Service.
The two arguably most significant government tech stories were those to do with leadership. However there were plenty of other stories to pick from. Here are a few of the most notable.
Much of the work led by GDS in this Parliament has been “remedial” rather than transformative
However open source code and reusable platforms mean GDS assets are available to all
Whitehall says goodbye to some of the government's top digital reformers