Policy paper

Government ICT strategy

This publication was archived on 3 July 2014

The former ICT Strategy ran from March 2011 for 24 months. Current guidance is now contained in the Service Design Manual, particularly the Resources for Chief Technology Officers.

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

This document is the government's information and communications technology (ICT) strategy.

Documents

Government ICT Strategy

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Government ICT Strategy

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Government ICT Strategy

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Detail

This strategy sets out the strategic direction of central government ICT and the main actions for the next 24 months. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Delivery Board also published a strategic implementation plan, in collaboration with departments and HM Treasury, in October 2011.

The government’s ICT Strategy and Strategic Implementation Plan will deliver better public services for less cost. Through reuse and sharing of our ICT assets, we will improve productivity and efficiency while reducing waste and the likelihood of project failure. 

This in turn will improve and open up public service delivery by supporting online transactional services for citizens and businesses, and create channels for collaboration and policy debate. 

On 27 October 2011, the government published 4 strategies covering:

These provide the environment and approaches to radically transform the ICT landscape to create a more productive, flexible workforce that delivers digital public services in a much more cost effective way.