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KBR set to be named as preferred bidder for ESN Lot 1 UK programme management company understood to have topped rankings ahead of Atkins, Lockheed Martin and Mott McDonald Public Services > Blue light > News
Sixth form college body urges holistic technology approach Further education association says that new technologies should not be used solely as a tool to drive cost efficiencies, but rather as part of strategy to improve overall standards Public Services > Education > News

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Blue light

KBR set to be named as preferred bidder for ESN Lot 1
By David Bicknell
UK programme management company understood to have topped rankings ahead of Atkins, Lockheed Martin and Mott McDonald
Public Services > Blue light > News
Capita chosen for Welsh fire service collaboration support
By Neil Merrett
Software agreement will support operation of shared control room services between multiple fire and police services upon going live next May
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Central Government

G-Cloud sales total £696m in July
By Neil Merrett
Updated figures suggest DSF spending reached £26.4m last month as CCS braces for a further shake up of the Digital Marketplace
Public Services > Central government > News
GDS creates privacy officer role to oversee ID assurance work
By Neil Merrett
Toby Stevens handling privacy matters on an interim basis as recruitment efforts continue over the next month
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

G-Cloud sales total £696m in July
By Neil Merrett
Updated figures suggest DSF spending reached £26.4m last month as CCS braces for a further shake up of the Digital Marketplace
Public Services > Central government > News
SCC awarded £13.5m Oxford City Council ICT deal
By Neil Merrett
Authority opts to appoint single supplier to oversee technology needs rather than splitting five remaining lots between different suppliers
Infrastructure > Devices > News

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Healthcare

CACI to help manage CQC inspection planning
By David Bicknell
Consultancy's resource planning to support up to 20,000 inspections across CQC's health and social care remit, including NHS, care homes, mental health services, dental practices and GPs
Public Services > Healthcare > News
North Middlesex extends use of VNA to drive data transformation programme
By David Bicknell
Trust to adopt Bridgehead as key repository for electronic document management system
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Police

Home Office confirms KBR win in ESN Lot 1
By David Bicknell
Lots 2 and 3 awards "expected in the autumn" following negotiations with "preferred bidders" Motorola and EE
Public Services > Central government > News
Mayor's Office confirms the Met's £216m SSCL outsourcing deal
By David Bicknell
Ten-year contract hopes to realise net savings of £100m; TUPE legislation to apply for 439.5 posts
Management > CIO > News

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Education

Sixth form college body urges holistic technology approach
By Neil Merrett
Further education association says that new technologies should not be used solely as a tool to drive cost efficiencies, but rather as part of strategy to improve overall standards
Public Services > Education > News
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

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National Security

MoD expects £1bn savings from IT contracts
By David Bicknell
ATLAS Consortium involving HP, Fujitsu, Airbus Defence and Space and CGI gains £933m contract; Fujitsu awarded connectivity deal
Public Services > Central government > News
MoD to unveil new ICT strategy this year
By Neil Merrett
New approach, driven by assured, common ICT services and infrastructure, will support ministry's work at back office and operational level
Business > Flexible Working > News

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Geographical Information

Edinburgh confirms seven-year £186m services deal with CGI
By David Bicknell
Transformational ICT outsourcing contract intended to deliver £45m savings
Public Services > Devolved > News
Welsh authorities to discuss first draft of national CCIS plan this week
By Neil Merrett
Stakeholders expected to begin talks on Wednesday to map out implementation plan for rollout of single national information system to support integrated care
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Justice

GDS to start 'discovery work' on status tracking platform
By Neil Merrett
Discussions to begin with wider number of departments over common needs to inform latest component of Government as a Platform strategy
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ seeks help to build key program for victim case management
By David Bicknell
Project will create a hosted system with case management capability accessible by teams within NOMS and the MoJ
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Transport

Fujitsu acquires smart ticketing specialist ACT
By Neil Merrett
Deal to obtain digital ticketing provider expected to position the company to better meet demand for innovative mobile and cloud-based transport technologies
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
GDS to start 'discovery work' on status tracking platform
By Neil Merrett
Discussions to begin with wider number of departments over common needs to inform latest component of Government as a Platform strategy
Public Services > Central government > News



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