GOV.UK Pay gets Payment Card Industry (PCI) accreditation

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GOV.UK Pay is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This means GOV.UK Pay can process credit and debit card payments on behalf of government and wider public sector organisations. Till Wirth and Rory Smith talk about the team's approach to security in the context of agile software development and continuous delivery.

Partners in research

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Dominic Hey (Ministry of Justice) and David Ware (Government Digital Service) spotted an opportunity to pool resources and partner up on user research. They recently held the first joint usability session, with members of both teams observing.

Platform as a Service for government goes west

Photo of Rory Hanratty presenting Platform as a Service for government

We’re keen to spread the hosting and platform message, so we travelled to Swansea Tech Hub. This was an ideal opportunity for us to reach out to 60 people working in agencies across the south west including Met Office, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Intellectual Property Office, Office of National Statistics, and Companies House.