In October 2009, following approval from the CIO Council, a team led by the Cabinet Office set out to define how the public sector could utilise the Cloud Computing approach to ICT delivery and explore what benefits and challenges this approach would create. This became known as Phase 2 of the G-Cloud Programme.
When purchasing software, ICT infrastructure, ICT security and other ICT goods and services, Cabinet Office recommends that Government departments should wherever possible deploy open standards in their procurement specifications.
Geographic Information: An Analysis of Interoperability and Information Sharing in the United Kingdom.
This study represents the findings from research among the Geographic Information community. It was conducted by the e-Government Unit of the Cabinet Office. If the UK is to make the best use of its information assets and reduce duplication in gathering data, information sharing across the public sector is essential. From tracing the origins and spread of Foot and Mouth disease to locating crime hot spots for law enforcement, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become indispensable to effective knowledge transfer within both the public and private sector.
An Implementation Steering Group (ISG) was established to drive the delivery of Government ICT across workstrands, on behalf of the CIO Council. The ISG portfolio manages and assures interdependencies, workstrand reporting, risks to strategy delivery and overall benefits realisation.
The key findings and recommendations of the Efficiency Review by Sir Philip Green originally commissioned by Francis Maude.
An Information Architecture is vital to ensuring that information and data can flow across government to provide seamless, efficient, secure and trusted services. It also provides opportunities for the reuse of non-personal public data, helping to fuel innovation.
This document defines the design considerations and guidance by which UK public sector Universal Resource Identifier (URI) sets should be developed and maintained. They are designed both to encourage those that definitively own reference data to make it available for re-use, and to give those that have data that could be linked, the confidence to re-use a URI set that is not under their direct control.
What is clear to each and every member of the CIO Council is that our public services are hugely complex to deliver, and we concluded that we simply cannot transform complex, joined up, national services without sustained investment in information technology. There are few if any comparable private sector systems as large or complex as those we face.
Over the past 10 years, the pace at which technology is changing the world has accelerated beyond all expectations. Desktop computers have spread into every office in the country and the verb ‘to google’ has even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Government ICT applies to all of the UK public sector, whether central government, local government, wider public sector or devolved administration.