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MoJ to terminate GPS offender tagging hardware contract Citing "challenging" development of bespoke monitoring hardware for tags, government to launch new procurement for currently available technology Public Services > Central government > News

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Southern police forces pick preferred bidder for £120m ERP deal
By David Bicknell
Thames Valley, Surrey and Sussex forces say announcement of mystery ERP vendor is imminent
Public Services > Blue light > News
Airwave's ESN legal action ends as Motorola Solutions' completes purchase
By David Bicknell
Airwave had sued the Home Office over its procurement for Lot 3 of the Emergency Services Network
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Central Government

GOV.UK Verify to meet live service requirements "shortly"
By Neil Merrett
ID assurance platform will not meet intended April target to switch from Beta; assessments of digital service standards and privacy impact yet to be published
Public Services > Central government > News
"Blockchain as a service" offer targets Whitehall take-up
By Neil Merrett
Supplier partnership will look at building on existing work in the Isle of Man to target UK government demand for distributed ledger technologies
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

North London shared service hunts for ICT and digital chief
By David Bicknell
Camden, Islington and Haringey advertise £120,000 chief digital and information officer role
Management > CIO > News
Leeds and Bradford expected to join gigabit cities focus
By Neil Merrett
Improved availability of wholesale pure fibre service for public and private sector intended to build on wider high speed internet focus across northern England
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Healthcare

NHS 24 rejects June relaunch for delayed operational system
By Neil Merrett
Withdrawn technology, originally implemented last year to overhaul phone and online care, remains on course to go live once again this summer despite technical issues
Public Services > Devolved > News
NHS.UK online overhaul continues as beta phase begins
By Neil Merrett
It is understood that beta version of revamped site could go live next year in attempt to streamline and standardise design and services
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Police

Southern police forces pick preferred bidder for £120m ERP deal
By David Bicknell
Thames Valley, Surrey and Sussex forces say announcement of mystery ERP vendor is imminent
Public Services > Blue light > News
Cambs, Herts and Beds police to expand shared service work
By Neil Merrett
Forces expect to go live with integrated HR, finance and payroll system from next year to curb use of separate technology solutions
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Education

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
Public Services > Central government > News
Liverpool City Council awards £10.3m ICT services contract
By Neil Merrett
Computacenter among several suppliers to be awarded place on three year multi-lot agreement to provide hardware and software services to organisations across the city
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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National Security

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
Public Services > Central government > News
MoD in talks with CCS to define cloud framework needs
By Neil Merrett
Timeline for deciding final shape of department’s hosting procurement strategy to be finalised in spring; proposed ‘D-Cloud’ title expected to be dropped
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Geographical Information

NHS 24 rejects June relaunch for delayed operational system
By Neil Merrett
Withdrawn technology, originally implemented last year to overhaul phone and online care, remains on course to go live once again this summer despite technical issues
Public Services > Devolved > News
Leeds and Bradford expected to join gigabit cities focus
By Neil Merrett
Improved availability of wholesale pure fibre service for public and private sector intended to build on wider high speed internet focus across northern England
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Justice

NAO warns over ICT and data at heart of probation reforms
By David Bicknell
Watchdog also fears for investment necessary to replace inefficient technology used by probation trusts, particularly systems for offender case management
Public Services > Justice > News
HMCTS: digital justice reform plans "well advanced"
By Neil Merrett
Organisation to focus later this year on new online service functions and work with Crown Prosecution Service on shared digital platform to manage criminal cases
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Transport

News in Brief - February 23
By Neil Merrett
Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) launch is delayed until April, Cabinet Office updates spend figures to end of 2015 and Bristol issues £11m tender for ticketing solution
Public Services > Central government > News
Exeter and Devon councils hope smart data will drive intelligent transport
By David Bicknell
'Engaged smart transport' project led by NTT Data aims to solve Exeter's transport congestion
Management > Open Data > News







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