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Radar – more than just wave detection

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Defra’s technology innovation team recently released their 2021 Emerging Technology Radar. Tony Riggs, who leads the team, explains how it tells us a lot about the challenges and opportunities facing the Defra group, and the emerging technologies that could impact on these.

Passing the ‘GDS test’ feels like such an achievement

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Two members of the Digital delivery team responsible for Defra’s flagship Get a Fishing Licence service reflect on their recent experience of navigating the final stage of the Government Digital Service accreditation process, moving the service from Public Beta to Live.

Apprenticeships: not so much ‘You’re fired', more ‘You’re hired’

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Dana and her fellow apprentices

When people hear the term apprentice some will immediately think of the hit BBC TV reality game show 'The Apprentice’, in which budding entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win a big prize.

The concept of apprenticeships has been around a long time though. And earlier this month Civil Service apprentices up and down the land celebrated National Apprenticeship Week.

Process once - use everywhere

Defra group has the potential to simplify its access to satellite data and transform how we monitor and manage the UK’s landscape.

Building capacity and capability into our teams: Gaining analytical insight with R

Potatoes

When building a multifunctional team to demonstrate the power and potential of data, we think it's important to upskill whenever and wherever possible. In the Data Programme, we're learning all the time, as this post about taking a course in …