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Blue light

May tells PCCs: go and design and deliver reform
By David Bicknell
Home Secretary says PCCs are at the heart of future reform and wants them to start proposing areas where funding is needed to improve capability, including digital policing
Public Services > Blue light > News
New open standard launched to speed up blue-light response times
By David Bicknell
Following on from the government's work to develop ESN, the Cabinet Office, GDS and the DfT have driven the creation of an open "digital" standard for emergency service IT interfaces to try and slash response times
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Central Government

Public sector users told: merger of HPE services with CSC is "business as usual"
By David Bicknell
HPE spins off IT enterprise services business, including old EDS operations, into new organisation with CSC, but deal will not be completed until March 2017
Public Services > Central government > News
Technology Products 2 framework tender launched
By Neil Merrett
Agreement to be divided into six separate lots encompassing hardware, software and information assured product needs to support the entire UK public sector
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Local Government

26 Scottish authorities back shared chief digital officer plan
By Neil Merrett
A growing number of councils are expected to sign up to collaborative strategy that brings together Scotland's government digital service and other key stakeholders to reform services
Public Services > Devolved > News
Public sector users told: merger of HPE services with CSC is "business as usual"
By David Bicknell
HPE spins off IT enterprise services business, including old EDS operations, into new organisation with CSC, but deal will not be completed until March 2017
Public Services > Central government > News

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Healthcare

Public sector users told: merger of HPE services with CSC is "business as usual"
By David Bicknell
HPE spins off IT enterprise services business, including old EDS operations, into new organisation with CSC, but deal will not be completed until March 2017
Public Services > Central government > News
HSCIC seeks ID authentication market engagement
By Neil Merrett
National data and IT systems provider seeks initial market feedback over citizen and enhanced staff access to online health services; tender process could launch in June or July
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Police

May tells PCCs: go and design and deliver reform
By David Bicknell
Home Secretary says PCCs are at the heart of future reform and wants them to start proposing areas where funding is needed to improve capability, including digital policing
Public Services > Blue light > News
Sopra Steria awarded joint police customer contact deal
By Neil Merrett
New agreement with South Yorkshire and Humberside, valued at up to £41m, could support wider service transformation among North East forces
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Education

Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News
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
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National Security

MoD picks Babcock to upgrade Phoenix fleet management system
By David Bicknell
Contract, worth £47m, intended to deliver £100m savings over six-year period
Public Services > Central government > News
Passport Office wants strategy director to lead digital innovation drive
By David Bicknell
Recruitment for role carrying salary up to £120,000 stresses need to effectively deploy digital technologies
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Geographical Information

26 Scottish authorities back shared chief digital officer plan
By Neil Merrett
A growing number of councils are expected to sign up to collaborative strategy that brings together Scotland's government digital service and other key stakeholders to reform services
Public Services > Devolved > News
Scottish Police Authority puts C3 procurement plan on hold
By David Bicknell
Ten-year, £12m contract procurement process is discontinued following a requirements review, but authority promises it will be rerun
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Justice

Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News
HMCTS digital courts plan not affected by CEO departure
By Neil Merrett
No review of transformation aims planned as a result of Natalie Ceeney's decision to step down; legal stakeholders warn drive for innovation must not limit access to justice
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Transport

Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News
MoD picks Babcock to upgrade Phoenix fleet management system
By David Bicknell
Contract, worth £47m, intended to deliver £100m savings over six-year period
Public Services > Central government > News







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