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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 its own digital applications that consistently focus on the needs of citizens, businesses and society. 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

June 2022, Behörden Spiegel

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

Citizen-centered? Citizen-centered! Everyone is talking about user-centricity or, better, citizen-centricity. Without citizen-centeredness, there can be no modern, digital administration. And without a digital administration, there can be no modern, digital Germany. The new coalition agreement clearly calls for this. But what is behind the buzzword that has been called for years in papers, on panels and in workshops?

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03.05.2022, Wir sind der Wandel

Digitalization meets administration

Germany lags far behind in an international comparison when it comes to administrative digitalization. To change this, the federal government bought the start-up DigitalService in October 2020. A unique path so far - also internationally. We will be accompanying this exciting journey for the next six months starting in May 2022.

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Media library

Logos and portraits for download. We will be happy to provide further image material on request.

Logo DigitalService
Logo Work4Germany
Logo Tech4Germany
Portrait of Christina Lang, CEO
Portrait of Philipp Möser, COO

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