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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Office of the Chief Information Officer
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for leading and co-ordinating the strategy and design for the use of information technology across the public sector.
What is the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Wales?
The Office of the CIO provides:
- Leadership and co-ordination
- sets the overall strategy and design for use of information technology across the public sector and,
- manages quality assurance and governance.
As an enabling programme the CIO operates as a virtual team drawing on the experience and expertise already available across all public sectors. This will be supplemented by private sector resources where necessary.
Chief Information Officer
The Chief Information Officer is leading a national approach to the way digital technology is used in the public sector. The focus is on better use of information technology to deliver efficiencies and cost savings for health, education, local government and emergency services. Other benefits include increased reliability, ease of use and increased security.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy for public services
The national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy for public services meets the aims of Delivering a Digital Wales. It will ensure that underpinning services are put in place for online public services allowing information to be collected, stored and shared securely and confidentially.
Delivery of key technical infrastructure, such as networks, data storage, processing power and standardised desktops will help to build much stronger collaboration across organisations and administrative boundaries, in line with the objectives of the Efficiency and Innovation Programme and Board.
Main activities for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, include:
- National leadership on information and communications technology for the Welsh public sector
- Design of the National ICT strategy for all public services in Wales, including the Welsh Government
- Promotion of Wales’ initiatives to UK home countries
- Acting as a ‘single point of coordination’ to manage supplier contacts strategically
- ICT Business Change Strategy
- ICT Business Case Approval and Assurance
- Programme Governance and Delivery
- Management of national ICT services
- Technical Design, Standards and Governance
- Harnessing the skills and expertise of the IT professionals within the public sector in Wales