We build platforms, products and services that help deliver a simple, joined-up and personalised experience of government to everyone
We do this through GOV.UK, Digital Identity and Government as a Platform to help people interact with government, and support government to operate more effectively and efficiently. We employ more than 800 staff all over the UK, with hubs in Manchester, London and Bristol.
Who we are
GDS is situated at the heart of the Cabinet Office. Since its creation in 2011, GDS has worked with departments and Local Authorities to help in the delivery of services that meet the needs of users, save money, and improve the efficiency of the public sector. It represents Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) to industry and other government stakeholders worldwide, as part of the wider Digital, Data, and Technology (DDaT) function.
Our priority is to help government offer user-focused services by supporting cross-government digital transformation. To do this we will:
Background to Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) in Government
This is a crucial time for digital, data and technology specialists as the government harnesses digital technologies, skills and tools to transform public services on a global scale. The DDaT Function comprises around 20,000 digital, data and technology colleagues across government, and is rapidly scaling up nationwide in the face of ever evolving societal needs.
Find out more about the DDaT Profession on GOV.UK