Getting data right is the next phase of public service reform.
While government has always held data and used it to make decisions, the way we think about, store and use this data now needs to change to catch-up with the huge advances we’ve seen in technology.
To support this we now have a cross-Government Data Programme, which works with all government departments to improve the way we find, access and use data.
As we carry on with this work we will be blogging about the use of data science and open data in government; the creation of a new data infrastructure across government, including on registers; and on our work to support cross-government policies and governance on data, including on data sharing and the appropriate use of these new techniques.
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