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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
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Telefonica quits emergency services network contest
By David Bicknell
Company pulls out of Lot 3, saying the “potential restructuring of the UK telecoms market” raises spectrum and network sharing arrangements questions
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Central Government

NAO backs improved government access to outsource costs
By Neil Merrett
Findings into Whitehall's use of open-book accounting also call for common data standards, as outsource group says scrutiny should focus on added-value over profit
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Shetler set to lead Australia's digital transformation
By David Bicknell
Former Ministry of Justice digital leader will become chief executive of Australia's Digital Transformation Office
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Local Government

DSF2 go live date to be unveiled from next month
By Neil Merrett
Timeline for delayed launch of new framework expected to be announced following ten day standstill period ending in July
Public Services > Central government > News
Coventry consults over next stage of cloud migration aims
By Neil Merrett
Cost and security considerations among key focuses as authority aims to set out best practice in switching to more collaborative and mobile working
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Healthcare

Accenture confirmed for £60m NHSmail2 contract
By Neil Merrett
Agreement to provide managed e-mail services to support healthcare bodies in securely sharing data has been finalised
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Care.data's MPA ‘red’ risk rating may be out of date
By Neil Merrett
MPA report's risk rating for health data sharing project understood to have been updated to amber/red following a spring review
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Police

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
Police ICT Company appoints chief executive
By Neil Merrett
Company turns to former TalkTalk CIO Martin Wyke to lead wider transformation aims based around improved technology sourcing
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Education

Capita makes Pervasive Networks acquisition
By Neil Merrett
Move increases capabilities of Capita's Technology Solutions division in areas such as information security, networking, and unified communications
Public Services > Education > News
CCS launches ICT Services for Education framework
By Neil Merrett
Framework will replace 2010 BECTA agreement to provide specialist ICT services to broad range of education providers
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National Security

Investigatory powers review calls for new law to replace RIPA
By David Bicknell
Draft legislation expected to be published in the autumn; report says intelligence agencies should retain powers to gather bulk communications data but says ministers should be stripped of their powers to authorise surveillance warrants
Management > Identity > News
PAC loses chief inquisitor Hodge
By Neil Merrett
Labour MP famed for her combative-style of questioning reportedly stepping down from role leading parliamentary watchdog after five years
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Geographical Information

Audit Scotland urges more "robust" government ICT oversight
By Neil Merrett
Report finds Holyrood must do more to address a lack of digital skills in departments and step up promotion of a revised ICT assurance framework
Public Services > Central government > News
Welsh government outlines local authority merger proposals
By Neil Merrett
Devolved administration favours reducing councils to eight or nine larger bodies, while increasing cap on elected members
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Justice

MoJ brings forward courts Wi-Fi target date
By Neil Merrett
Ministry expects to complete implementing Wi-Fi at 302 sites by October this year as part of wider digital overhaul to support collaborative working
Business > Efficiency > News
Cabinet Office completes XP migration
By Neil Merrett
Whitehall understood to have completed migration from unsupported software, with other departments currently finalising switch
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Transport

“High demand” impacts DVLA online licence launch
By Neil Merrett
Agency expects replacement of paper driving licence with new online service to curb costs and red tape for motorists
Public Services > Central government > News
Capita awarded DVSA end user computing tower contract
By Neil Merrett
£6.6m valued agreement forms part of strategy to replace two existing end-to-end ICT agreements with a single disaggregated procurement approach
Public Services > Central government > News



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