UK and US working together to improve digital public services

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A new agreement between the US and the UK will see both countries team up to improve digital public services, open up government data and expand schemes to teach young people digital skills.

Prime minister David Cameron visited president Barack Obama in Washington last week.  They made plans to swap expertise on the open data agenda, to promote open data internationally and share and eachothers’ code by making all software developed open source.

In a blog post, UK chief digital officer Mike Bracken and chief technology officer Liam Maxwell said: “One of the lessons we’ve shared across the Atlantic has been that, with an agile approach to digital transformation, rapid change and digital successes can be born from the ashes of challenging legacy systems.”


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