Chris Howes reflects on the work of Defra’s Digital, Data and Technology Services (DDTS) team, and the wider cross-government community, to make ICT/Digital sustainability part of business-as-usual activities.
Environment Agency Data and Intelligence Manager Andrea Purdy reflects on the work to modernise an ageing records management system and the learning that has been gained from the project.
Tony Riggs explains how our Technology Innovation team has done some innovative work recently to monitor the effects of trees at absorbing carbon dioxide, and on using high performance compute (HPC) technology for speeding up flood modelling, work which has received industry recognition.
Defra Digital Delivery Manager Mike Douthwaite tells us about a working typical day for him which includes everything from agile working to supporting product managers, to recruiting new team members, and celebrating success.
As people around the world mobilise for the Global Day of Action for the Climate, the Environment Agency’s Mark Harvett, one of the Product Owners for the Water Resources Licensing Service, explains how a new email alert service will enable abstractors to be more in-step with available water resources.
Tony Hunt, imports delivery lead in the Digital Data and Technology Services Major Projects team, has been looking at how food comes into the UK this World Food Day.
Laura McNulty, from the Resources and Waste team, explains how users are helping to design a digital waste tracking service, and the benefits of creating a user panel.
To celebrate Libraries Week, Library Officers Laura Graydon and Kimberley Stansfield share their passion for library work and explain why they work in the Defra Library.
As people around the UK take part in events to mark National Inclusion Week, Ahana Ogle shares her experiences of being on the Civil Service Autism Exchange Programme.
Two of our data analysts, Josh George and Junayed Islam, who joined Defra at the height of the pandemic, reflect on their experiences of online recruitment, working remotely, and having still never met their colleagues in person.
Head of Interaction Design Cathy Dutton lifts the lid on the changes she is making in her team to create opportunities for service designers which enable them to visualise the full service as a user would understand it.