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Parliament committee sets out delayed digital strategy concerns New report urges clarity over Brexit impact on Whitehall's digital aspirations; improved data and departmental coordination also among core recommendations Public Services > Central government > News
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Scottish Police Authority agrees to terminate i6 contract
Mutual agreement reached between stakeholders including Accenture to end operational system agreement and reconsider IT options
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Competition authority clears Motorola's acquisition of Airwave
By David Bicknell
Approval removes any regulatory concern that could have delayed ongoing development of the Emergency Services Network
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Central Government

NAO wants “coherent framework” for strategic Whitehall planning
By David Bicknell
Watchdog’s reports needed more than ever before in wake of departments being asked to do more with less, as well as managing transformation, and now, Brexit
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GaaP focus at heart of GDS summer recruitment push
Organisation looking to appoint multiple development staff as well as technical architects and an open source leader to support cross departmental work
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Local Government

Civica buys government digital specialist SFW
By David Bicknell
Deal is latest in a series of recent Civica acquisitions, including IPL, Web Technology Group, Asidua, Keystone and Coldharbour Systems
Public Services > Central government > News
Auditor general queries Whitehall digital project prioritisation
By Neil Merrett
Sir Amyas Morse urges government to concentrate on transformation that impacts multiple departments as opposed to what it considers standalone work, such as ESN
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Healthcare

Civica buys government digital specialist SFW
By David Bicknell
Deal is latest in a series of recent Civica acquisitions, including IPL, Web Technology Group, Asidua, Keystone and Coldharbour Systems
Public Services > Central government > News
NHS England chief addresses Brexit and integrated care challenges
By Neil Merrett
Simon Stevens expects funding for localised technology and service integration plans to be finalised by October; says it is too early to determine financial impact from referendum
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Police

Police Scotland looks ahead to life after i6
By David Bicknell
The decision to end development of the i6 operational policing system is a disappointment for all parties involved. But the Scottish Police Authority, Police Scotland and Accenture must all now move on.
Public Services > Devolved > News
Competition authority clears Motorola's acquisition of Airwave
By David Bicknell
Approval removes any regulatory concern that could have delayed ongoing development of the Emergency Services Network
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Education

London councils' IT teams urged to help build SuperCloud digital services
By David Bicknell
London Grid for Learning chief executive John Jackson sees London IT teams as 'centres of excellence' to 'design, build and implement'London-wide hybrid cloud delivery model
Management > CIO > News
Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
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National Security

CGI awarded MoD secure communications support deal
By Neil Merrett
Company will provide hardware and software applications support for ministry’s CODES Communications Security (COMSEC) asset management system
Business > Efficiency > News
Competition authority clears Motorola's acquisition of Airwave
By David Bicknell
Approval removes any regulatory concern that could have delayed ongoing development of the Emergency Services Network
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Geographical Information

Police Scotland looks ahead to life after i6
By David Bicknell
The decision to end development of the i6 operational policing system is a disappointment for all parties involved. But the Scottish Police Authority, Police Scotland and Accenture must all now move on.
Public Services > Devolved > News
Prime Minister unveils 'Whitehall unit' to oversee EU exit plans
By Neil Merrett
New body overseen by MP Oliver Letwin expected to engage and impact all Whitehall and devolved organisations
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Justice

News in Brief – July 15
By Neil Merrett
The UK’s new information commissioner will begin work on Monday, GDS kicks off the first of its local authority ID assurance events and the MoJ issues a tender for monitoring hardware
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Heaton commits MoJ to being data-driven
By David Bicknell
Department's permanent secretary tackles areas such as data sharing and predictive analytics
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Transport

Fourth major government projects report published
By Neil Merrett
Projects authority head says despite “steady” progress up to April 2016, too many government programmes remain in the low delivery confidence range for an extended period of time
Public Services > Central government > News
ICT-enabled policy instruments set for key role in Whitehall's Brexit policy rethink
By David Bicknell
Research paper says digital government must start with the political process of policy design
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