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Blue light

Submission date for Network Services put back to Jan 2015
By David Bicknell
New PSN framework submission date extended following 'clarification questions' from suppliers
Public Services > Blue light > News
Metropolitan Police launches SIAM tender
By Neil Merrett
Contract valued between £40m and £150m also open to other bodies and blue light organisations as part of force's shift to towers model
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Central Government

Parliament to beef up digital presence
By Neil Merrett
Rob Greig will lead new digital service from March 2015 with goal of "getting parliament recognised for its presentation as well as its content"
Public Services > Central government > News
Doors close on G-Cloud 6 submissions
By Neil Merrett
Framework for supplier applications closed yesterday as spend stats show central government continues to dominate procurement
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

Gladman takes on interim CIO role at Hounslow
By David Bicknell
Former head of ICT Client Unit at Croydon Council replaces Anthony Kemp; Hounslow insists Salesforce.com strategy will continue
Public Services > Local government > News
GDS launches second GOV.UK Verify framework
By Neil Merrett
Framework will encourage providers to expand data sets used to verify identity such as through bank or mobile phone accounts
Public Services > Central government > News

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Healthcare

Caldicott calls for care.data clarification
By Neil Merrett
Data guardian and independent panel back overall principles of data sharing scheme and ‘opt out’ approach for patients wishing not to take part
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Doors close on G-Cloud 6 submissions
By Neil Merrett
Framework for supplier applications closed yesterday as spend stats show central government continues to dominate procurement
Public Services > Central government > News

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Police

Metropolitan Police launches SIAM tender
By Neil Merrett
Contract valued between £40m and £150m also open to other bodies and blue light organisations as part of force's shift to towers model
Public Services > Blue light > News
Devon and Cornwall Police opt for BT IT support switch
By Neil Merrett
Agreement aims to allow force to better adapt to new technology, while also focusing on cost efficiency and collaborative working
Business > Efficiency > News

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Education

Cabinet Office plans further Digital Marketplace expansion
By Neil Merrett
Government has held discussions over potentially adding two or three frameworks to marketplace alongside G-Cloud and the Digital Services Framework
Public Services > Central government > News
Academy chain drops PwC outsource plan
By David Bicknell
Consultations with stakeholders, including DfE, drives AET decision not to continue with proposed joint venture with PwC and instead develop an internal solution
Public Services > Education > News

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National Security

MoD turns to G-Cloud for data centre procurement
By Neil Merrett
Spend data on agreement to be published soon as ministry opts for more compliant approach to service procurement with use of Whitehall framework
Business > Efficiency > News
MoD suspends £92.5m warehouse system investment
By Neil Merrett
Auditor general report on defence accounts says system implementation delayed to review users' needs in support of wider inventory management overhaul
Public Services > National security > News

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Geographical Information

Cabinet Office plans further Digital Marketplace expansion
By Neil Merrett
Government has held discussions over potentially adding two or three frameworks to marketplace alongside G-Cloud and the Digital Services Framework
Public Services > Central government > News
Labour wants to create 'new digital machinery of government'
By David Bicknell
Cruddas plans digital redesign of government, including "breaking out of Whitehall" and creating 'federated' or 'networked' government
Public Services > Central government > News

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Justice

MOJ hopes new intranet will help drive £900,000 a year savings
By David Bicknell
New system will help de-clutter MOJ's intranet sites and bring them onto a single platform
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ's civil claims digital exemplar goes live
By David Bicknell
Service is fifth to go live after electoral registration, renew a patent, student finance and lasting power of attorney
Public Services > Central government > News

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Transport

Technology key to delivering "biggest upgrade to roads in a generation"
By David Bicknell
£15bn programme laid before Parliament guarantees 38 technological dependent Highways Agency projects under new legislation
Business > Transformation > News
UK 'smart city' public sector guidance published
By Neil Merrett
Two new documents developed with the UK Government aim to tackle key challenges in integrating data and municipal infrastructure to improve services
Public Services > Central government > News






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