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Met to procure new integrated police system Procurement route expected to be a "competitive procedure with negotiation"; process due to start this Autumn with anticipated go-live for the system set for Spring 2017 Business > Efficiency > News

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Local public sector embraces cloud trials, Socitm finds
By Neil Merrett
Survey of over 100 local public service providers finds security issues around data handling and legal liability as key concerns over cloud adoption
Public Services > Blue light > News
Airwave Network suffers "intermittent" London area disruptions
By Neil Merrett
Partial failure of back-up power system blamed for communication failures during 40 minute period
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Central Government

Mastek UK acquires Agile specialist IndigoBlue
By David Bicknell
Acquisition extends Mastek's public sector Agile capabilities and will help deliver an "end to end transformational service"
Public Services > Central government > News
CCS warns of "slight" security risk over Contract Finder e-mail alerts
By Neil Merrett
Users signed up to receive e-mail alerts for procurement service asked to change passwords following cyber attack earlier this year on external e-mail service supplier
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

Norfolk prepares for identity management launch
By Neil Merrett
Sailpoint solution expected to launch over next few months to automate staff access to services ahead of wider rollout for county-wide ID assurance
Public Services > Devolved > News
Local public sector embraces cloud trials, Socitm finds
By Neil Merrett
Survey of over 100 local public service providers finds security issues around data handling and legal liability as key concerns over cloud adoption
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Healthcare

Airwave Network suffers "intermittent" London area disruptions
By Neil Merrett
Partial failure of back-up power system blamed for communication failures during 40 minute period
Public Services > Blue light > News
Camden and Islington trust targets interoperable record launch
By Neil Merrett
New electronic patient management solution designed to support mobile functionality is expected to go live from early September
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Police

Norfolk prepares for identity management launch
By Neil Merrett
Sailpoint solution expected to launch over next few months to automate staff access to services ahead of wider rollout for county-wide ID assurance
Public Services > Devolved > News
Athena's election day showcase looks for police force votes
By David Bicknell
Discussions with Met, Athena and Minerva group of Niche forces mooted on how to standardise police data models
Business > Efficiency > News

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Education

Green Party targets public sector competition and outsourcing
By David Bicknell
Manifesto would immediately increase overall NHS budget by £12bn, end market based commissioning and procurement, repeal Health and Social Care act and abolish PCCs
Public Services > Central government > News
AWS backs new procurement vehicles for UK cloud evolution
By Neil Merrett
Global supplier claims G-Cloud is a good first stab to support UK public sector procurement innovation, but calls for further clarity on security compliance
Public Services > Central government > News

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National Security

MoJ considers options for Criminal Justice secure mail
By David Bicknell
Requirements specification for procurement said to be under discussion though procurement timing is uncertain
Public Services > Central government > News
MoD awards secure application hosting environment deal
By Neil Merrett
CGI will supply private cloud solution to ministry under two year agreement, with first set of applications now being hosted through the platform
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Geographical Information

Norfolk prepares for identity management launch
By Neil Merrett
Sailpoint solution expected to launch over next few months to automate staff access to services ahead of wider rollout for county-wide ID assurance
Public Services > Devolved > News
Holyrood explains delays to farmers' subsidies system
By David Bicknell
Scottish government blames "extremely complex European reforms" for delays and cost overruns that worry auditor general
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Justice

MoJ set to launch digital plea service for motorists
By Neil Merrett
New secure website will allow individuals to respond to motoring offence charges online as part of wider court modernisation strategy
Public Services > Central government > News
Supreme Court targets cloud document management expansion
By Neil Merrett
Switch to Microsoft cloud-based CRM designed to support increased mobile working and integration of correspondence tracking
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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Transport

TfL selects Computacenter and Fujitsu for £25m ICT installation framework
By Neil Merrett
Agreement aims to support ongoing requirements for the installation of ICT and wireless functions by TfL members and wider GLA group
Infrastructure > Hardware > News
TfL picks Atos for Primary Service Desk role
By Neil Merrett
£6m valued contract will form key component of wider SIAM and towers model IT transformation plan
Services > SIAM > News






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