On 24–25 May 2017, Defra and Ordnance Survey ran a two-day un/conference (that's part conference, part unconference) at the Ordnance Survey Headquarters at Southampton. These photos capture a little bit of the magic that happened there...thanks to David Tait, Mattie Yeta
We officially enter a pre-election period as of midnight tonight, so there will be no new blog posts until after the election.
Our job is help Defra deliver good digital services, mainly by supporting the teams that do the delivering. In this post, I'm going to explain how we think, what we do, and how we work.
To make sure Defra group can act together, the way each part – from smaller teams to whole agencies – designs, shares and uses data for operational and policy decisions needs to be aligned to common principles.
How could we use digital technology to help deliver Natural England’s conservation responsibilities?
Every organisation has its commonly used phrases and, since starting in Defra in October, I keep hearing people use the term ‘we aren’t trying to boil the ocean’. It’s an evocative term, but we could use it to describe Data …
A blog from government fast streamer Tarini Fernando about what she learned working at Defra Digital for the last six months.
I’m pretty new to the Data Transformation Programme here at Defra, and reflecting on the last few months has made me think a lot about what data means for our past and our future. I actually used to work on …
Our new digital rod licence application service has recently moved from private to public beta. So how did we do it?
Much of Defra’s work relies on good access to, and use of, various kinds of geographical data. At present Defra has numerous local repositories within individual organisations which, in addition to being costly to maintain, can also lead to problems …