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Beyond incremental change: How (and why) we’re setting the pace for sustainable technology

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Will McGeehin, our Interim Deputy Director for Digital Technology Strategy, tells us how Defra has opened his eyes to the possibilities of truly sustainable technology and the many challenges that come with IT going green.

Celebrating success with our Technology Innovation team

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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.

All in a day’s work: the life of a Delivery Manager in Defra Digital

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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.

Online recruitment, working remotely and yet to meet our team-mates

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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.