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ComputerWorldUK - The US and UK have announced plans to work together on improving digital public services, opening up government data and expanding schemes to teach young people digital skills.

During a visit to Washington last week, prime minister David Cameron and president Barack Obama promised to 'strengthen and expand the ongoing digital partnership' between the two countries.

 Specific commitments include sharing best practice on improving digital skills among young people, for example via the new UK computing curriculum and the 'long standing practical experience of teaching code' in US schools.

 The UK and US promised to swap expertise on the open data agenda, as exemplified by the US data.gov and UK data.gov.uk websites, which host hundred of thousands of government datasets.

 They also committed to jointly promote open data internationally through groups such as the G8 and the 65-nation 'Open Government Partnership'.