The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are responsible for providing flood warning information to people at risk of flooding in England and Wales. One of the main ways we do this is by sending free automated voice calls. We’ve recently improved this part of the service by switching to Amazon Polly.
Paul Shaw, Principal Developer at Defra digital, explains why he's stayed working for Defra for 17 years and counting.
The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are responsible for providing flood warning information to people at risk of flooding. Beth Brooks provides an update on how we use GOV.UK Notify - focusing on letters.
To mark International Women's Day 2019, Harriet Green and Myra Hunt, talk about their experience of job sharing the Chief Digital Officer role at Defra.
Mattie Yeta, Sustainability Lead, explains how partnerships are at the very heart of Defra's vision, with the creation of a Joint Sustainable ICT Group.
Defra deals in data. And lots of it. A big part of the department’s job is to collect, process and, through careful service design, convert data into something useful for citizens, businesses and other agencies.
John Seglias, Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer, reflects on the Greening Government ICT 2018 annual report (published on 29 January 2019).
David Thomas and Christina Gyles share their thoughts on the idea of 'pair facilitation' after attending the Agile in the City conference in Bristol.
Let's talk about legacy software. Every large organisation has some. We have plenty. When we say 'legacy', we usually mean software and systems that are old. But old software isn’t necessarily bad software.
Imran Hussain reflects on his first month in the Community of Practice lead role for the Defra group.
John Seglias (Chief Digital and Information Officer) and Malcolm McKee (Chief Technology Officer) share their thoughts after attending the annual Gartner Symposium in Barcelona.