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Blue light

ESN replacement still on track for 2015 award
By Neil Merrett
Home Office confirms Emergency Services Network tender on course for award later this year; Airwave extends Firelink agreement until 2019
Public Services > Blue light > News
West Mercia and Warwickshire forces close to Athena sign-up
By David Bicknell
Athena system expected to add Midlands forces to its largely Eastern roster
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Central Government

HMRC makes progress on CHIEF replacement plans
By David Bicknell
CHIEF replacement plan renamed the Customs Declaration Services programme
Public Services > Central government > News
Overall G-Cloud spend nears £600m during April
By Neil Merrett
Updated figures find large enterprises receiving 51.1% of total spending through framework; G-Cloud 5 timeline is extended by six months
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Local Government

Overall G-Cloud spend nears £600m during April
By Neil Merrett
Updated figures find large enterprises receiving 51.1% of total spending through framework; G-Cloud 5 timeline is extended by six months
Public Services > Central government > News
Somerset starts planning for life after Southwest One
By David Bicknell
Pre-tender for SAP ERP services is part of early planning "to better understand the market place for suppliers of SAP"
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Healthcare

NHS England claims 97% GP online services availability
By Neil Merrett
Figures find 55 million people in England can now check summary records online, although only a small fraction are currently accessing the service, GP says
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Bridgend council leads £6.7m Welsh integrated care plan
By Neil Merrett
Council expected to be first Welsh authority to deploy single national CCIS system in 2015, with other authorities devising plans to follow suit
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Police

Somerset starts planning for life after Southwest One
By David Bicknell
Pre-tender for SAP ERP services is part of early planning "to better understand the market place for suppliers of SAP"
Public Services > Local government > News
May targets further police efficiency savings aided by IT
By David Bicknell
Police Federation told that "significant efficiencies" can be found if forces work together "collaboratively, improve their ICT and understand demand better"
Business > Efficiency > News

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Education

CCS launches ICT Services for Education framework
By Neil Merrett
Framework will replace 2010 BECTA agreement to provide specialist ICT services to broad range of education providers
Public Services > Education > News
Southampton University awards CRIS research system deal
By Neil Merrett
Go live date for new solution could be “some months” away as university looks to integrate technology with other corporate systems
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National Security

PAC loses chief inquisitor Hodge
By Neil Merrett
Labour MP famed for her combative-style of questioning reportedly stepping down from role leading parliamentary watchdog after five years
Public Services > Central government > News
MoJ considers options for Criminal Justice secure mail
By David Bicknell
Requirements specification for procurement said to be under discussion though procurement timing is uncertain
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Geographical Information

Bridgend council leads £6.7m Welsh integrated care plan
By Neil Merrett
Council expected to be first Welsh authority to deploy single national CCIS system in 2015, with other authorities devising plans to follow suit
Public Services > Devolved > News
Highland Council targets 40% online service take-up
By Neil Merrett
Digital ambitions for 2017 to be supported through new portal linking up with 'myaccount' ID assurance tool to deliver secure, cost efficient interaction
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Justice

Cabinet Office completes XP migration
By Neil Merrett
Whitehall understood to have completed migration from unsupported software, with other departments currently finalising switch
Public Services > Central government > News
National Crime Agency looks to make key CIO choice
By David Bicknell
Incoming CIO likely to have to make decision on whether to maintain cost-reduction stance based on outsourcing or consider an alternative "commercial structure"
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Transport

Capita awarded DVSA end user computing tower contract
By Neil Merrett
£6.6m valued agreement forms part of strategy to replace two existing end-to-end ICT agreements with a single disaggregated procurement approach
Public Services > Central government > News
Highways England mulls GIS expansion potential
By Neil Merrett
Organisation’s use of mapping tools to inform ongoing provision of cycling schemes viewed as key exemplar to encourage further take up of the technology
Public Services > Central government > News



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