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European Commission approves EU-US Privacy Shield adoption Certification to commence on August 1 for agreement that sets out new safeguards and scrutiny measures for transfer of European personal data to the US Public Services > Central government > News
G-Cloud spend figures now two months out of date The Cabinet Office says there has been no change to the reporting policy for sales made through the Digital Marketplace; no updates have been posted since May 6 Public Services > Central government > News

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Home Office reassures emergency services and Whitehall watchdogs over ESN “risk”
By David Bicknell
Home Office accepts NAO report recommendations but “does not agree” on “judgement about the Department’s acknowledgement of programme’s risk”
Public Services > Blue light > News
NHS organisations warned to sort out their post-N3 connectivity
By David Bicknell
NHS organisations and network providers “must mobilise now” in order to be ready for the termination of the current network contract, argues Updata
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Mobile

Home Office reassures emergency services and Whitehall watchdogs over ESN “risk”
By David Bicknell
Home Office accepts NAO report recommendations but “does not agree” on “judgement about the Department’s acknowledgement of programme’s risk”
Public Services > Blue light > News
Home Office insists ESN 2019 switchover on track
By David Bicknell
Impact of Brexit and worries from NAO head Sir Amyas Morse over Whitehall priorities will not affect rollout of new network starting in 2017, Home Office says
Public Services > Blue light > News

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PSN

NHS organisations warned to sort out their post-N3 connectivity
By David Bicknell
NHS organisations and network providers “must mobilise now” in order to be ready for the termination of the current network contract, argues Updata
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Home Office revises ESN device procurement aims
By Neil Merrett
Fresh PIN issued ahead of further market engagement to obtain devices, accessories and support services with aims to commence procurement from Q2 2017
Applications > Business Applications > News

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Cloud

Delayed spend figures show total G-Cloud sales of £1.3bn
By Neil Merrett
Spend through outgoing Digital Services Framework reaches £82.1m as of August 2016, with central government dominating Digital Marketplace demand
Public Services > Blue light > News
Buckinghamshire looks to appoint digital and ICT director
By David Bicknell
Role, carrying ‘six figure salary’, will involve “working proactively to champion and lead digital change across all council departments”
Management > CIO > News

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Hardware

PAC: probation service ICT is “inefficient, unreliable and hard to use”
By David Bicknell
Parliamentary spending watchdog critical of impact of poor ICT on transformation efforts; wants urgent improvement in usability of nDelius case management system used by NOMS
Infrastructure > Hardware > News
Statistics Canada’s chief quits over agency’s ageing IT systems
By David Bicknell
Chief statistician Wayne Smith was concerned that just when Statistics Canada needed to be agile in a big data world, it was being hampered by government IT
Public Services > Central government > News

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Devices

Home Office reassures emergency services and Whitehall watchdogs over ESN “risk”
By David Bicknell
Home Office accepts NAO report recommendations but “does not agree” on “judgement about the Department’s acknowledgement of programme’s risk”
Public Services > Blue light > News
Home Office looks for infrastructure director
By David Bicknell
£130,000 role will drive development of public cloud and network infrastructure as well as central identity and directory service
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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LAN

Digital Catapult targets IoT shake up with London network launch
By Neil Merrett
Partnership formed with tech companies and academic institutions aims to provide 50 LPWAN base stations around capital to try and drive service innovation and uptake
Public Services > Central government > News
Home Office looks for infrastructure director
By David Bicknell
£130,000 role will drive development of public cloud and network infrastructure as well as central identity and directory service
Infrastructure > Cloud > News







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