Ideal government IT strategy

WRITTEN ON Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Design: Co-creation, Design: user-oriented, Ideal government IT strategy, Save Time and Money, We told you so...

Like a contented snore from a prolonged snooze, here’s a quick and now rare post to acknowledge the new GDS design principles: 1 Start with needs* 2 Do less 3 Design with data 4 Do the hard work to make it simple 5 Iterate. Then iterate again. 6 Build for inclusion 7 Understand context 8 […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy

The LibDem-Conservative coalition is probably the closest to Ideal outcome for civil liberties. According to the BBC Civil liberties The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties under the Labour Government and roll back state intrusion. This will include: # A Freedom or Great Repeal […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 6th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Ideal government IT strategy, Wibbipedia/MindtheGap

Busy as we all are, @ricallan (who else) observes we might do well to schedule in a quick #idealgits event: Date TBA in next four weeks (ie before mid June) Time 1700-2130 Venue ideally BCS or LSE or elsewhere (any offers?) Aim – to keep new administration listening by offering maximum bright ideas pertinent to […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal Goverment - project, Ideal government IT strategy

Here is the picture we promised not to publish before the manifestos were out and the election under way. Jerry and William take the core Wibbies of the Ideal Government IT Strategy (#idealgits) to Downing Street, at the invitation of Jim Knight MP. This was the logical culmination of the “courteous and mutually respectful dialogue” […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, March 29th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy, Identity, Transformational Government, We told you so...

The #idealgits process now has a supportive champion in Jim Knight, DWP Minister charged with all digital aspects of Smarter Government. Jerry and I had a second meeting (we can’t really say where or with whom) at which it was Jim who led in setting out the case for personal control over personal data. There’s […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy, Uncategorized

First presentation of our crowdsourced “ideal government IT strategy” #idealgits work was yesterday to Rt Hon Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform. Jim is tasked with all digital aspects of the Smarter Government policy. Ideal Gov Pres View more presentations from William Heath. He couldn’t have been more welcoming, attentive […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, March 22nd, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy

As the next step in the “courteous and mutually respectful dialogue” #CMRD Jerry and I have 30 mins booked with Jim Knight, the DWP Minister responsible for digital aspects of Smarter Government tomorrow Tuesday. It’s not long, and here’s how we plan to use it: Aim: make constructive start to respectful, creative “crowd-sourced” IT strategy […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, March 18th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy

We’ve put the draft Ideal Government IT Strategy up in commentable form. Many thanks to all who have contributed content and comments to date on the blog and on the wiki. Jerry, David at BCS and I hacked these sections together in a day from that raw content, trying to respect the thrust of all […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, February 28th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy

- The latest Dutch e-Citizen Charter and – OSFA proposed guidelines for Open Government UPDATE: make that three: http://opengovernmentdata.org/


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WRITTEN ON Saturday, February 27th, 2010 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Ideal government IT strategy, Save Time and Money

I dont get this. The 2011 Census will adopt a similar processing strategy to that used in the 2001 Census. But this is a £500m deal. And it’s 10 years on. Shouldn’t things have changed more than this? The Times reported The ONS has already formed a working group to investigate alternatives to the census. […]


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