Since September, I and the other Go Free Range guys have been working for the government. We’ve been helping the able and growing Government Digital Service to build whitehall, our code name for the Inside Government section of gov.uk. Yesterday we removed the password and opened our doors to the public.
For those who don’t know, gov.uk is the UK government’s attempt to not only consolidate government websites to a single domain, but also build these sites in the right way. That means public, open source, continual delivery and more.
While the first part of gov.uk focussed on helping citizens, Inside Government is about the business of government. What policies the government has, how it’s implementing them, not to mention the news and speeches, publications, consultations and other things the government does each day.
It’s only the first release of many, a small glimpse into what will one day be. How it ends up will be shaped by feedback from the people who use it.