To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day today, Dan Leech (Interaction Designer) shares his experience of designing accessible maps for the check for flooding service.
To celebrate National Work Life Week, software developer Tim Tamimi explains why he’s such a flexible working enthusiast.
Cyber security is rarely far from the headlines these days. With so many of our people currently working from home the cyber security challenges and risks challenges are potentially greater as Brinda McDonald, Defra Senior Security Adviser, explains.
Over the last 18 months I've been building a new Data and Information Access team in Defra. The team brings together data sharing and library functions.
Maintaining catalogues of good quality metadata is critical to them all. But over the last few months I've come to realise I have a love/hate relationship with metadata and the hate is winning.
To mark the launch of the Greening government: ICT and digital services strategy 2020 to 2025, Adam Turner explains about this publication, the journey so far and how sustainable ICT is part of the solution, as well as the problem, when tackling climate change.
To mark Global Talent Acquisition Day, Lynne Roberts, Head of User Centred Design at Defra Digital, explains the challenges and rewards involved with recruiting and retaining the best people and how she has had to develop and empower her managers to be adept recruiters too.
Paul Shaw and Jim King (software developers) explain how Defra is using ‘PowerApps’, a low code digital development tool, to meet one of the many challenges facing government departments due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
To mark Fishing Month Haroon Tariq, from the Defra Digital ‘I Want to Fish’ service team, explains how renewing your rod licence is now easier than ever following the recent automation of the licence expiry notifications process.
Civil Service Live is the key learning and networking event of the calendar for UK civil servants. This year the event moved completely online. Lianne Bailey, a Senior User Researcher in Defra Digital, was one of many who ‘joined’ this week’s two-day virtual event.
Today (14 July) we are proud to be launching our new Defra group sustainable IT strategy.
We've opened our new Earth Observation Data Service to users across Defra. This data has the potential to change our understanding of the environment. Andrew Newman explains how this is working and how we are making this data openly available.