Working in the DWP Digital User eXperience Command Centre – DWP Digital

I’m Chris Simmons, an infrastructure operations engineer in DWP Digital. I currently work on Activity Control, which is a part of the User eXperience Command Centre (UXCC). The UXCC is a 24/7 function, supporting our live IT service operations. Operations analyst in the command and control centre Command and Control Centre operations managers play an…

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Helping citizens choose how their data can work for them – DWP Digital

I’m Adrian Atley, an Enterprise Service Architect in DWP Digital. Across government large amounts of data are created, securely stored and processed. However there is currently a lot of duplication across services and organisations, even where those services share the same users. DWP, along with many other departments, has committed to improving the use of…

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GovWifi: ready to make more connections – Government Digital Service

GovWifi, developed and managed by Government Digital Service (GDS), is a single wifi login which can be simply and cheaply installed by government departments over their existing infrastructure. Anyone who registers with GovWifi will have access to wifi at any participating public sector location. It’s available to civil servants, consultants and visitors to government departments….

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CAKE STOP: My most depressing moment in local government involved chocolate cake – The Dan Slee Blog » LOCAL SOCIAL: Is it time for a Local localgovcamp?

“The thing is, Dan,” someone very senior once told me, “if we asked people what they want, they’d just say chocolate cake.” So, the senior person described what he thought they’d like instead rather than asking people. In many ups and downs it was the most depressing moment I had in eight years of local…

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Eglantyne Jebb shoots Rees-Mogg’s foodbank comment clean out of the water – A dragon’s best friend

Summary It’s lovely when one of your heroes demolishes arguments from a contemporary politician from beyond the grave. Jacob Rees-Mogg’s words are below. Interestingly, The Trussell Trust who run many of the country’s foodbanks countered Rees-Mogg’s claim that foodbank use had risen due to Jobcentre referrals in this statement below: Seen Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comments about…

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A regular job – No Quick Wins

“Just over a year ago I wrote ‘Leaving, Moving, Staying‘ about my decision to leave Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) and move to London with my wife. It also sketched out some ideas about what I wanted to do for the future.  Well the future quickly becomes the present and an update is overdue.” I…

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