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Home Office innovation fund targets 85 police projects
By Neil Merrett
Projects aimed at shared services and back office efficiency among key beneficiaries of £50m departmental funding for coming year
Public Services > Blue light > News
MoJ finalises contractors for offender tagging revamp
By Neil Merrett
"New generation" satellite tagging programme split into four lots as MoJ targets greater project oversight
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Central Government

Cabinet Office project finally gets Treasury approval
By David Bicknell
Technology transformation programme finally gets green light after business plan warns of risks in getting business case sign off
Public Services > Central government > News
Singleton says awareness remains key G-Cloud challenge
By Neil Merrett
Programme director calls for greater efforts to publicise digital marketplace benefits as total G-Cloud sales exceed £200m
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Local Government

Middlesbrough ERP deal targets flexible change
By Neil Merrett
Council opts for Cloud-based platform to help drive rapid digital transformation to curb costs
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
East Kent councils jump into digital services
By Neil Merrett
EK Services appoints Jadu to provide single transactional shared platform to consolidate digital service delivery for three councils
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Healthcare

CQC sticks with open source for data capture needs
By Neil Merrett
Commission upgrades open source Drupal 7 system citing operational benefits such as community-maintained security updates
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Bristol trust chooses CSC records system for NPfIT exit
By Neil Merrett
Trust plans a number of events over next 12 months to prepare staff for replacement of NPfIT contract in October 2015
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Police

Home Office innovation fund targets 85 police projects
By Neil Merrett
Projects aimed at shared services and back office efficiency among key beneficiaries of £50m departmental funding for coming year
Public Services > Blue light > News
Devon Police consider Dorset shared ICT plan
By Neil Merrett
Decision expected to be taken by end of 2014 on potential ICT collaboration focused on improved cost effectiveness and interoperability
Business > Efficiency > News

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Education

Roberts: "PSN allows us to do things differently"
By David Bicknell
Socitm president argues that PSN has "created the excuse to bring local public services together"
Public Services > Central government > News
Think tank urges revised education technology strategy
By Neil Merrett
Broadband access, cloud adoption and greater inspectorate body support highlighted as key drivers for teaching technology innovation
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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National Security

NAO warns on border and immigration IT
By David Bicknell
NAO highlights unchanged legacy systems and unreliable data quality, warns real process improvement requires digitisation and data sharing
Public Services > Central government > News
Government to invest in cyber expertise
By David Bicknell
£800m to be spent on intelligence and surveillance equipment, including cyber defence technology
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Geographical Information

Welsh government considers first chief digital officer
By Neil Merrett
Wales expects to provide first response to review outlining need for public service reform by late summer
Public Services > Devolved > News
Online voter registration service goes live
By Neil Merrett
Cabinet Office says online voter registration represents its first delivery of "major transactional service" as agile project
Public Services > Central government > News

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Justice

East Kent councils jump into digital services
By Neil Merrett
EK Services appoints Jadu to provide single transactional shared platform to consolidate digital service delivery for three councils
Public Services > Justice > News
CPS outlines aims for fully digital Criminal Justice System by 2016
By Neil Merrett
Acting CIO Paul Staff details key strategies to ensure court staff, victims and witnesses can all engage digitally though court processes
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Transport

DVSA requests tower services for end user computing support
By Neil Merrett
£12m contract cover installation, maintenance and ongoing support for end user devices and licensing of core software applications
Infrastructure > Cloud > News





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