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New legislation will allow PCCs to take control of fire services
By Neil Merrett
Government will allow elected police commissioners to submit business case to take over local fire service remit for review if parties fail to reach agreement
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Staffordshire Police selects Boeing as preferred bidder for ICT partnership
By Neil Merrett
Signing of 10 year contract potentially worth £100m is expected in next few weeks as procurement process nears end
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Central Government

Digital Marketplace spend exceeds £1bn by end of 2015
By Neil Merrett
Sales figures through government procurement platform driven predominantly by total G-Cloud spend, which reached over £959m in December
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GDS off the blocks at Sprint 16 to map out its future
By David Bicknell
GDS agrees it won't build everything at the centre but will ensure it gets built; detailed funding plans still evolving
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Local Government

Digital Marketplace spend exceeds £1bn by end of 2015
By Neil Merrett
Sales figures through government procurement platform driven predominantly by total G-Cloud spend, which reached over £959m in December
Public Services > Central government > News
Bromley looks for 10% cost savings through BT desktop contract
By David Bicknell
Five-year, £9m plus deal will see BT delivering desktop and datacentre services to staff, including managing over 350 servers to give council greater ICT flexibility
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Healthcare

News in Brief - February 9
By Neil Merrett
HP awarded Scottish Government desktop client devices framework deal, Treasury-convened group backs open banking standards and a remove service function is added to G-Cloud for suppliers
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
BCS wants 'reckless' data disclosure to be criminal offence
By David Bicknell
Chartered Institute for IT wants failure to appropriately protect access to data through good information security practice to be a crime under Investigatory Powers Bill
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Police

Police Federation responds to Theresa May's technology criticisms
By Neil Merrett
Association says standardised police systems should be integral to reforms, but calls for robust solutions that can handle workload and not hinder service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News
Home secretary unhappy over "lack of digital join up" in police IT
By Neil Merrett
Home secretary tells suppliers that too much funding is going on fragmented systems, urging improved collaboration with the Police ICT Company
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Education

John Jackson to lead London Grid for Learning
By David Bicknell
Former Camden CIO named as chief executive designate for Education Trust that provides broadband and learning resources to schools and also runs London PSN
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
Worcestershire selects Liberata for HR and payroll support deal
By Neil Merrett
Seven year agreement will see authority transfer specific operational functions and over 100 staff to the company to provide transformational services
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National Security

Surveillance bill committee backs greater clarity over investigatory powers
By Neil Merrett
Cross-party group publishes findings on proposed legislation, recommending a parliamentary review every five years and clearer justifications around need for bulk data collection
Public Services > Central government > News
CESG to reform its security charging regime
By Neil Merrett
Body says it will be changing invoicing policy and charges for certain standards testing to support wider government cybersecurity ambitions
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Geographical Information

Aberdeen appoints managed data centre supplier
By Neil Merrett
Authority awards local provider with three year data services deal; entirety of IT estate has been moved over to private cloud
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
Scottish government deputy digital director leaves role
By Neil Merrett
No external appointment being sought as replacement for Jane Morgan, with wider digital strategy set to continue unaffected by departure
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Justice

Delay of shift to common MoJ ICT gets Sopra Steria contract extension
By David Bicknell
Deal to June because of complexity of programme will cost around £7m
Public Services > Justice > News
MoJ carries out rethink of FITS programme
By David Bicknell
Department admits it is reviewing Future IT Sourcing blueprint "to make sure the technology and services meet our needs"
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Transport

Exeter and Devon councils hope smart data will drive intelligent transport
By David Bicknell
'Engaged smart transport' project led by NTT Data aims to solve Exeter's transport congestion
Management > Open Data > News
Patterson back at GDS as director of Common Technology Services
By David Bicknell
Former DVLA CTO to be responsible for enabling provision of "consistent, high quality workplace IT for civil servants across government"
Business > Transformation > News







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