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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
Hancock takes over digital policy role at DCMS West Suffolk MP who was minister for the Cabinet Office effectively takes over digital and culture role from Ed Vaizey who has left government Public Services > Central government > News

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Blue light

Three shortlisted suppliers help the Met’s MiPS enquiries
By David Bicknell
MOPAC expected to announce winners of MiPS and digital forensics contests early in 2017
Public Services > Blue light > News
Motorola acquires Cyfas cloud technology for ESN preparations
By Neil Merrett
Company to provide communication system as a service in order to curb hardware infrastructure needs of UK emergency service providers
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Central Government

GCHQ cyber security accelerator programme launches
By Neil Merrett
Seven start-ups become first organisations to be part of government-funded programme to work closely with intelligence personnel on devising new technologies
Applications > Business Applications > News
IPO kicks off digital recruitment campaign
By David Bicknell
Intellectual Property Office to hold IT jobs event on Feb 2, with automated testers and software engineers among roles needed to support business change programme
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Local Government

ONS mulls commercial data partnership to expand 3rd party sources
By Neil Merrett
Prior information notice looks to expand data and information that can be collected from third parties as the body looks to reform the scope of the UK Census
Public Services > Central government > News
Care integration and shared services among Socitm 2017 focuses
By Neil Merrett
Organisation sets out core areas for its research over next 12 months to build on member concerns around security and open systems implementation
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Healthcare

UCLH partners with Atos for 10 year digital transformation push
By Neil Merrett
Company will provide end-user technology, SIAM and private cloud data functions as part of 'core' outsourcing agreement valued at £130m
Public Services > Healthcare > News
London Ambulance Service: New Year’s system disruption review ongoing
By Neil Merrett
Control room staff working for the organisation required to use paper-based systems to log calls for several hours on New Year’s Day
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Police

Home Office: EU court data ruling will not impact UK surveillance laws
By Neil Merrett
The government says UK Court of Appeal will have final verdict next year on legality of powers to collect and store bulk information on UK citizens in recently passed IP Act
Public Services > Central government > News
Live streaming and digital ID on techUK's police transformation wish list
By Neil Merrett
New report from industry body sets out key priorities for how it believes police may better meet Home Office digital transformation aims
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Education

Academic researchers worry about their open data knowledge
By David Bicknell
Figshare survey highlights widespread adoption of open datasets – but also raises questions from researchers over data sharing, licensing conditions and the costs of making data open
Public Services > Education > News
Public sector fails to support digital transformation with cloud
By David Bicknell
Survey argues public sector execs see digital transformation as biggest challenge of the coming year - but many are failing to prioritise cloud initiatives
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National Security

MoD’s Azure engagement spurs new Cloud roles
By David Bicknell
Cloud Solutions Architect at £70K likely to be one of several new Bristol-based Cloud positions
Public Services > Central government > News
UKHO sets course to find new CTO
By David Bicknell
MoD trading fund’s key technology role will carry £100,000 salary
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Geographical Information

ONS mulls commercial data partnership to expand 3rd party sources
By Neil Merrett
Prior information notice looks to expand data and information that can be collected from third parties as the body looks to reform the scope of the UK Census
Public Services > Central government > News
Welsh Government to update digital action plan in early 2017
By Neil Merrett
Cardiff Bay looking to overhaul transformation plans currently being overseen by the country’s first ever chief digital officer, Caren Fullerton
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Justice

Parole Board: digital case management switch plans on track
By Neil Merrett
Independent body aims for 90% of its members to access case information by April as part of 2017 paperless push
Business > Efficiency > News
Home Office: EU court data ruling will not impact UK surveillance laws
By Neil Merrett
The government says UK Court of Appeal will have final verdict next year on legality of powers to collect and store bulk information on UK citizens in recently passed IP Act
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Transport

Milton Keynes: more evidence needed to drive smart city investment
By Neil Merrett
MK strategy director says case studies are needed to improve prospects for smart and IoT public sector initiatives; standards and regulations also vital says Jos Creese
Management > Identity > News
Highways England launches data-led severe weather planning system
By Neil Merrett
Agreement with Civica valued at £5m will combine fleet management technology and weather data to better prepare and manage against adverse conditions on UK roads
Management > Open Data > News







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