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About DigitalService

As the central digitalization unit of the German federal government, DigitalService has set itself the task of sustainably advancing the digitalization of Germany and establishing agile software development and user-centered design as the standard in public administration.

To this end, DigitalService builds up internal development and methodological expertise for the federal government with interdisciplinary teams. Together with the federal administration, it develops user-centered digital services that measurably improve the interaction between citizens and the state. Through the Tech4Germany and Work4Germany fellowship programs, the in-house unit brings external digital experts and change experts to the federal ministries for several months to experience the benefits of new working methods and improve the implementation of digitalization projects.

DigitalService was established as a federally owned limited liability company in October 2020 and is wholly owned by the federal government. It emerged from the non-profit start-up 4Germany, which was founded in 2019.

In the media

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January 2024

Sooner or later: For a digital Germany – a column by Christina Lang

Do you feel the same way? Over the holidays, with family and friends, I once again realized how important and beautiful community is. How much better things can be – despite often different perspectives. Fortunately, we are not on our own in our efforts to create a digital state. […] The power of this collaborative work can be observed particularly in so-called “Communities of Practice”.

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Fellowships in the ministries – out of the comfort zone

Courage and a willingness to change are required when teams from ministries and external fellows tackle digitalization together – but it's worth it.

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Media library

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Portrait picture of Pamela Krosta-Hartl, Head of Communications at DigitalService

Pamela Krosta-Hartl

Portrait picture of Stefanie Schwerdtfeger, Communications Manager at DigitalService

Stefanie Schwerdtfeger

Portrait picture of Julia Müller, Communications Manager at DigitalService

Julia Müller

+49 171 8670959
Mon + Wed: 9 am to 5 pm
Tue + Thu – Fri: 9 am to 2 pm

Portrait picture of Anne-Marie Pellegrin, Communications Managerin at DigitalService

Anne-Marie Pellegrin