Government organisations must follow these guidelines for how to design, build and buy technology.
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The Technology Code of Practice is a set of criteria to help government design, build and buy better technology. It’s used as a cross-government agreed standard in the spend control process.
The Technology Code of Practice was revised in 2017 based on user research and cross-government consultation.
The previous versions can be viewed in the UK Government Web Archive:
Published: 22 August 2016
Updated: 6 November 2017
- structure and language amendments
- Make the requirement for open code explicit in point 3, as well as implicit in point 9.
- Updated email address for GDS standards assurance team.
- First published.