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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - delivering the highest quality global events with big local impact

Ozzy the bull at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Guest blog by Sam Lister, Director General at DCMS When thinking about the different kinds of jobs civil servants do, you might be surprised that these include organising a major international sporting event. An evaluation report published in April marked …

Stop! Think Fraud: Home Office-led campaign empowers people to protect themselves against fraud

Stop! Think Fraud advert from the Home Office

Fraud accounts for around 38% of all estimated crime in England and Wales, that’s nearly one in 17 adults who fall victim to fraud every year, and the cost of fraud to society is estimated to be £6.8 billion a …

Meet the Modern Civil Service: Jim Harra

  Hello! Welcome to another interview in the Meet the Modern Civil Service series. The aim of this series is to showcase the people in the civil service who are driving innovation, whether that be through being a learning champion, …

What the heck is 'Interoperability'?

It's an odd word with a huge impact and a key part of building A Modern Civil Service. Interoperability means making it easier for different departments to work together, unlocking potential and getting rid of things that slow the job …

Meet the Modern Civil Service: Sarah Munby

Sarah Munby Innovation Mission Sponsor and Permanent Secretary at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).

Hello! Welcome to another interview in the Meet the Modern Civil Service series. The aim of this series is to showcase the people in the civil service who are driving innovation, whether that be through being a learning champion, embracing …

How challenge-driven innovation is helping Defence identify and solve problems

Designed as a Laser Directed Energy Weapon to demonstrate the potential for future weapons systems, using high powered laser beams to acquire, track, target and destroy relevant targets. A briefing took place at Wellington Barracks in London today (17 July 2023), showcasing the latest Science & Technology work underway within Defence. This formed part of the British Army Expo London 2023 (Army Expo), taking place on the 18th until the 20th of July. The three day event will demonstrate to an audience of invited guests the value the Army brings both at home and overseas and will highlight how its mobilisation and modernisation programme is progressing, as well as outlining its vision for the future.

A guest blog by Stuart Laws, Portfolio and Outreach Assistant Head, Defence Innovation Unit. Innovation is the lifeblood of change, but how can it be harnessed effectively within government departments? In this blog post, we'll explore the concept of challenge-driven …

An Innovative Journey: Why 20% really matters

Moodboard capturing the real-time content creation assistant ideas

Guest blog by Ross Middleham, Creative Lead at the Met Office. At the Met Office, one of our core values is that ‘we keep evolving’. We are constantly horizon-scanning for ways to make improvements and deliver value. So in August 2023, …

Government is one of the largest employers of digital and data professionals in the UK

government digital and data logo

Guest blog by Mike Potter, Government Chief Digital Officer. At the end of last year, the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) launched Government Digital and Data, a community of experts leading digital transformation in government. Together, we are a …

Meet the Modern Civil Service: Jenny Brooker

Jenny Brooker, Chief Data Architect, CDDO

  Hello! Welcome to the fourth interview in the Meet the Modern Civil Service series. The aim of this series is to showcase the people in the civil service who are innovating change, whether that be through being a learning champion, …