Policy paper

Government ICT capability strategy

This information and communications technology (ICT) capability strategy looks at government ICT in terms of skills, expertise and training.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government ICT capability strategy

Government ICT capability strategy

Government ICT capability strategy

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This strategy looks at the people aspect of the future of government ICT to complement the more technical strategies. It fulfils action 13 in the Government ICT Strategy. In adopting it, the government has committed to a cross-government, profession-wide, common approach to development paths for ICT professionals and professional standards.

The strategy looks at how government builds expertise that continually and sustainably develops to keep up with a rapidly changing technical and commercial environment. This is a substantial task that moves the government IT profession forward significantly and quickly, and lays the foundation for many benefits in the future, including enabling more interchange between government and other sectors.

Published 27 October 2011