Civil Pages

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The Civil Pages is a computer system that acts as a private social media site for the UK Civil Service. It was set up by The National Archives on behalf of the Cabinet Office.[1] It debuted shortly after an incident where the head of MI6 was identified in a holiday snap on Facebook, and was somewhat controversial due the state of government finances at the time.[2] The head of the Civil Service, Gus O'Donnell described civil pages as '... the Facebook of the Civil Service ... without the man in the Speedos'. The system is based on Confluence, an enterprise wiki from Atlassian and was developed by Adaptavist.[3]


  1. ^ "The National Archives Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-2009 HC 469" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ Carlin, Brenda (12 July 2009). "Civil servants to get own £1m "Facebook" site so they can gossip without fear of public exposure and ridicule". The Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 
  3. ^ "Blog Archive » National Archives: Secure Web Development and Support (Award)". Museum Insider. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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