The government will no longer have a single chief information officer (CIO) to oversee the use of IT across Whitehall.
The Cabinet Office said there was no need for the role any more as a cross-government role is "no longer central to delivery".
It also announced that it would be installing a new technical team to support its digital strategy across departments.
Previous government CIO Andy Nelson left his role in February this year, swapping it for the CIO role at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The news now that the government CIO role will not be filled is hardly surprising considering Nelson's responsibilities were significantly reduced in December when Liam Maxwell was promoted to the role of government chief technology officer.
The restructuring changes within the government's IT leadership team are being overseen by its chief operating officer, Stephen Kelly, who V3 quizzed earlier this year on his further reform agenda for the public sector.
"Nelson has achieved remarkable feats in the government CIO role, and the fact that he has moved to lead IT on a pivotal welfare reform project in such a high-profile department is evidence of his abilities," said Kelly.
"The legacy he has left means we are in a fantastic position to review our governance and set the direction for the future of our technology leadership.
"Governance is central to promoting a web-based, user-focused and participative culture - because it reflects what our users need from government digital services, but also because it helps us to deliver on our efficiency and reform priorities."
Kelly has also announced the appointment of 14 senior technical advisors to work as part of Maxwell's team in order to support government departments in their moves to digital channels.
Apart from the new team of technical advisors, the Cabinet Office said all departments need to ensure they have appropriate digital capabilities in-house, including specialist skills, in order to drive the Digital Strategy forward.
A beta version of a Digital by Default Service Standard is now available.
The Cabinet Office has said by April 2014, all new or redesigned government services must meet this new standard. This is intended to ensure consistency and quality across the government's digital services.
The Civil Service Reform Plan was published by the government in June 2012 and set out the need for departments to move to a "digital civil service".
Departments were told they must soon be ‘digital by default' in skills, style and how citizens use services to interact with government.
The Government Digital Strategy followed on from the reform plan in November 2012 and set out a clear vision for digital services to be created.
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