Author: Rowan Smith

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Rowan has worked in government since 2007, first at State Services Commission and now at Internal Affairs. Prior to 2007 he worked with numerous government agencies large and small providing web development and accessibility services, both through a small development company and as a freelancer. Current areas of focus include accessibility, open data, common web services, IPv6 and web interoperability standards. Rowan’s a techie at heart whose claim to fame is running the only IPv6-only web server in the South Wairarapa.

The digital lifecycle

The online lifecycle presents a draft lifecycle to help agency web staff assist business units and project teams factor in the requirements of operating on the government domain to development projects, in addition to delivering the required functions and features. Continue reading The digital lifecycle

New guidelines: Delivering quality in the government domain

The Department of Internal Affairs is developing a suite of guidelines to help agency web practitioners and managers establish a fit-for-purpose approach to managing information and services online, and make informed risk management decisions. The guidelines support Action 1.3 of the ICT Strategy and Action Plan to strengthen the integrity of government web presences. Continue reading New guidelines: Delivering quality in the government domain

Domain Integrity project

We all know the importance of creating an environment in which New Zealanders can interact safely with government online and in which their protected information can be safely and reliably handled, and that the government domain is fit for purpose. ‘Fit for purpose’ means it meets the following fundamental requirements: Its functionality and design supports users to easily complete the … Continue reading Domain Integrity project