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About Government as a Platform

This blog is about our work with departments and agencies to build common components that can be shared and reused to make it easy for service teams across government to design, assemble and build services.

We explain in detail what we’re building, the user research and data that underpins our approach, the insights we learn, who we’re working with, and how.

We’ll update you as we build components, and we’ll tell you about our next steps as we scale up.

You can expect to read posts by anyone in the delivery teams including product owners, delivery managers, technical architects and guest posts from our partners.

We’ve been blogging about Government as a Platform since March 2015. Posts published between March 2015 and December 2015 are on the GDS blog.

Find out more about some of the platforms we’ve already built:

  • GOV.UK is a platform for publishing – used by hundreds of government departments and agencies
  • GOV.UK Verify is a platform for identity – a new way for citizens to prove who they are when they use government services

We're also interested to hear any questions the wider community may have about our components and service patterns. So if you have a question please use the comment functionality on this blog or ask us on Twitter, and we'll do our best to respond in future posts.

To find out what we’re currently working on, explore the categories here on the blog – you can find them in the drop down menu on the right. Don’t forget to sign up for email alerts.

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