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East Midlands pioneers regional cyber threat response
Regional cyber threat prevention scheme expanded beyond public sector to include data sharing with local businesses
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Vendors applaud CCS engagement on Network Services framework
By David Bicknell
Technical discussions over new 'PSN' procurement due to take place tomorrow with framework set to emerge in autumn
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Central Government

HMRC beefs up its digital leadership team
By David Bicknell
Former NHS Blood and Transplant Service man Mike Potter to join Mark Dearnley's team as digital transformation director
Public Services > Central government > News
Home Affairs Committee urges passport management shake-up
MPs call for passport office to lose its executive agency status, citing management failings and staff shortages that led to application backlog this year
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Local Government

G-Cloud migration to be completed by end of September
Cloudstore will close in late September as government prepares to complete G-cloud switch to Digital Marketplace
Public Services > Central government > News
Government wants outsourcing openness with revised FoI code
Date yet to be set for publication of revised code of practice for FoI requests on private contracts, as ICO calls for end to “vagaries” within outsource deals
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Healthcare

CGI seeks to expand patient records partnership with NHS trusts
20 trusts presently in discussions over developing patient records systems for their individual needs
Business > Efficiency > News
NAO backs integrated healthcare funding approach
Audit calls for efforts to address the isolated manner in which clinical funding is currently allocated
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Police

Roberts wants less PSN compliance pain for Socitm members
By David Bicknell
Briefing highlights key role for Programme Board to ensure compliance practices work for councils and issues arising are dealt with "swiftly and collaboratively"
Public Services > Central government > News
East Midlands pioneers regional cyber threat response
Regional cyber threat prevention scheme expanded beyond public sector to include data sharing with local businesses
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Education

Murphy-Cooper takes on National Archives CTO role
By David Bicknell
Former DfE interim CIO has just started technology officer role on an interim basis
Public Services > Central government > News
Lewisham to launch schools’ IT service framework
£60m valued framework agreement designed to allow education bodies across London to better manage IT service implementation
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National Security

MOD engages with large and small on Operational Services programme
By David Bicknell
OpIS engagement day in October will offer SMEs opportunity to play part in creating an agile service that can exploit new and emerging technologies
Public Services > National security > News
MoD unveils cyber threat response fund
Funding competition aims to develop automated systems to enhance MoD response to cyber threats against its systems
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Geographical Information

A Scottish 'Yes' vote may have 'profound' civil service ICT impact
By David Bicknell
Scottish independence would require creation of equivalents of DWP and HMRC with significant potential ICT spending
Public Services > Devolved > News
NAO backs integrated healthcare funding approach
Audit calls for efforts to address the isolated manner in which clinical funding is currently allocated
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Justice

MoJ's civil claims digital exemplar goes live
By David Bicknell
Service is fifth to go live after electoral registration, renew a patent, student finance and lasting power of attorney
Public Services > Central government > News
ICO fines MoJ £180,000 over information handling faults
By David Bicknell
"Serious failings" include loss of back up hard drive containing prisoners' data and a failure to use encrypted devices
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Transport

DVLA defends vehicle tax processing delays for NI drivers
By David Bicknell
Swansea blames data migration issues for processing delays and insists 96% of vehicle records have been successfully transferred
Business > Efficiency > News
TfL picks Cubic for £660m front office deal
By David Bicknell
Incumbent sees off ‘Electra’ competition to land new ten-year contract
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