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NAO: technology can improve efficiency - but justice system must pull together Watchdog's report warns system is not delivering value for money; digitisation may help but MoJ must heed IT project lessons from others Infrastructure > Devices > News
Ofqual targets CCS chief exec Sally Collier for regulator role Key figure in development of CCS procurement reform initiatives like Digital Marketplace is favoured candidate for switch to qualifications body Public Services > Central government > News

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Telecoms

NHS 24 rejects June relaunch for delayed operational system
By Neil Merrett
Withdrawn technology, originally implemented last year to overhaul phone and online care, remains on course to go live once again this summer despite technical issues
Public Services > Devolved > News
Leeds and Bradford expected to join gigabit cities focus
By Neil Merrett
Improved availability of wholesale pure fibre service for public and private sector intended to build on wider high speed internet focus across northern England
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Mobile

PayPal withdraws from GOV.UK Verify
By Neil Merrett
Company confirms decision to step back from government ID assurance programme, with all eight remaining organisations now accredited to identify users to access online services
Public Services > Central government > News
Airwave's ESN legal action ends as Motorola Solutions' completes purchase
By David Bicknell
Airwave had sued the Home Office over its procurement for Lot 3 of the Emergency Services Network
Public Services > Blue light > News

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PSN

Mark Smith gets nod as new head of PSN
By David Bicknell
Smith has taken over Public Services Network leadership role from James Duncan
Public Services > Local government > News
GDS scraps £999 PSN compliance charge
By David Bicknell
Organisation says ending single annual charge and unbundling payment into individual components will be cheaper and simpler for users
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Cloud

"Blockchain as a service" offer targets Whitehall take-up
By Neil Merrett
Supplier partnership will look at building on existing work in the Isle of Man to target UK government demand for distributed ledger technologies
Public Services > Central government > News
HMRC faces channel dilemma over SaaS plan
By David Bicknell
Pre-tender for £15m SaaS cloud-based solution appears to imply OJEU rather than G-Cloud procured Microsoft-solution and a reseller competition
Public Services > Central government > News

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Hardware

Liverpool City Council awards £10.3m ICT services contract
By Neil Merrett
Computacenter among several suppliers to be awarded place on three year multi-lot agreement to provide hardware and software services to organisations across the city
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
News in Brief - March 30
Natural England publishes 1000 open datasets; university consortium launches £600m computing framework and talks commence on Welsh open government developments
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Devices

DfE courts partners for schools' bulk tablet procurement
By Neil Merrett
A series of webinars is to be held this month around CCS exercise designed to better negotiate the discounted purchasing of several types of device
Public Services > Central government > News
HMRC publishes print and scan notice
By David Bicknell
PIN details services worth estimated £175m covering five lots including document design, composition and control, central and bulk print services, email delivery and image capture
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LAN

Met launches network services tower procurement
By Neil Merrett
Force commences tender for potential suppliers of telephony, WAN and call routing services under five year, £240m contract
Infrastructure > LAN > News
Innopsis to lead MET Police network procurement engagement
By Neil Merrett
Association hopes to ensure procurement better meets user needs, while also setting realistic expectations for suppliers when it goes to market in the autumn
Public Services > Blue light > News







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