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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
Public Services > Blue light > News
Councils need open data leaders to drive economic benefits
By Neil Merrett
Harrow Council officer argues for growing need for a specialised data officer role within local government
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Central Government

NAO critical of HMRC's "limited success" with Aspire deal
By Neil Merrett
Auditor questions HMRC management of key IT project despite improved customer experience
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

Decision imminent on Devon shared ICT plan
By Neil Merrett
East Devon, Exeter and Teignbridge councils to decide on forming jointly-owned ICT company by month’s end
Management > CIO > News
Newcastle wants digital services, not 'digitised applications'
By David Bicknell
Labour review response says open data initiatives are "based on what ministers think should be published rather than what citizens have actually requested"
Public Services > Local government > News

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Healthcare

NHS England seeks new director of intelligence
By Neil Merrett
August 1st application deadline set for role to oversee data and information services including care.data
Public Services > Healthcare > News
CGI awarded five-year West Hertfordshire trust ICT contract
By Neil Merrett
£25m agreement tasks contractor with providing ongoing financial, technological innovation and potential doubling of ICT services
Infrastructure > Devices > News

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Police

Councils need open data leaders to drive economic benefits
By Neil Merrett
Harrow Council officer argues for growing need for a specialised data officer role within local government
Public Services > Blue light > News
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

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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
Public Services > Central government > News

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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

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
Business > Efficiency > News
PAC says criminal justice IT needs more integration
By David Bicknell
Committee calls for timetable to join initiatives together to create a coherent system
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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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