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Introducing the D9 & its Secretariat

By Jordan Storozuk in category Digital on December 20, 2018

You may have heard of the D5 or D7 or D9, only to find that it is not entirely clear what it is or why the name keeps changing. Even a quick Google search does not provide a solid answer. Is it a military tank? A group of European countries? A 1990’s wrestling move? In this case, none of the above. The D9 (Digital 9) is a network of the world’s leading digital governments and yes, we are working…

Our digital foundation grows stronger

By Alex Benay in category Digital on December 4, 2018

Building on the Government of Canada’s (GC) digital achievements outlined by Minister Brison November 7, and in support of our commitments under the 4th Plan on Open Government, we are chalking up additional milestones across government in pursuit of providing better digital services. Critical to this effort is strengthening the foundation upon which these services stand, by modernizing our…

Agile: How We’re Working Differently

By Alex Benay in category Next Gen HR and Pay on December 4, 2018

By Alex Benay, Chief Information Officer of Canada Things are moving quickly with everyone here in the NextGen team, and we’re making good progress in exploring options for a new HR and Pay solution for the Government of Canada. In August, we officially launched our procurement process and notified vendors of our new agile approach. Then, on September 19, we held a very successful Industry Day…

Meet the team: faces of Canada’s 2016 to 2018 Open Government Plan

By Sarah Macleod in category Open Government on December 3, 2018

Hi, I’m Sarah. My job is to ensure that our open government work is on track. The Government of Canada is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the global organization responsible for coordinating open government made up of 79 countries. The OGP requires each member to develop National Action Plans on Open Government every two years. We then measure our progress on implementing…

Update on the development of a new Digital Policy

By Alex Benay in category Digital on November 7, 2018

Building upon the announcement of the latest iteration of the Government of Canada's Digital 'Standards', I'd like to share an update on the development of a new Digital Policy to support federal departments and agencies in our joint effort to operate effectively as a digital government. "Digital" is not only about technology. The Digital Policy will further integrate technology and data in all…

7 digital government achievements for Canada in 2018

By The Honourable Scott Brison in category Digital on November 7, 2018

In this digital age of disruption, change comes quickly. So what happens when digital disruption meets government, an institution that by design manages its many services deliberately and prudently? It hasn’t always been a happy marriage in the past. But over the last year, digital government has come a long way in meeting the twin demands of agility and stability. If you’ve been following the #…

A few reasons why you will want to attend the Canadian Open Data Summit 2018: Learn, connect and be inspired

By Paul Connor in category Open Government on October 29, 2018

The authors of the blog are the lead organizers for the 5th edition of the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS). This year’s Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from November 7 to 9, 2018. Niagara is a region with connections between 12 local area municipalities and over 200 other public, private, and non-profit organizations. Together, these groups are…

Using Artificial Intelligence in government means balancing innovation with the ethical and responsible use of emerging technologies

By Alex Benay in category Digital on October 10, 2018

AI has quickly emerged as a disruptive technology that is rewiring the way we interact with the world. For example, it’s being used in our media, health, financial, and transportation systems. It’s a technology that is becoming more pervasive and will have profound impacts for years to come. Over the last two years, the Government of Canada has invested strategically in the Canadian AI ecosystem…

#GCDigital Progress – Recognizing how much we’ve achieved as we plan to keep moving forward

By Alex Benay in category Digital on October 4, 2018

Fall is often a time when we reflect on the past and plan for the future … Later this fall we will be releasing the Digital Government Strategic Plan, a rebranding and expansion of the Government of Canada’s Strategic Plan for IM/IT which is released annually. This plan will highlight actions underway or planned to help us achieve the Digital Government vision and better, digitally-enabled…

Thanks for your thoughts on the next-gen pay system

By Alex Benay in category Next Gen HR and Pay on September 26, 2018

In my last blog in August, “Next Generation HR and Pay, and how we’re going to do things differently”, I invited people to submit their thoughts on what a next-generation pay system should be capable of, and how it should work. Since then, the next-gen team has received some great suggestions from current and former public servants with direct experience in the complexities of pay policy,…

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