The government needs a department for data – transform

The government needs a department for data

Johan Hogsander, Managing Director, Transform, for Public Technology

This year marks seven years since Martha Lane Fox’s call to arms to the UK government, crying out for a digital revolution across government services. Lane Fox was chiefly credited for the marriage between government and a digitally minded approach, and some great work has been done so far.

Yet, like many marriages, it feels as though we’ve hit a seven-year itch. Baroness Lane Fox’s initial call for “revolution not evolution” has given way to comparative inertia. Surely it is now time to renew vows?

We need a department for data…

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