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Blue light

Tri-borough and BT to collaborate in £200m London ICT framework
By David Bicknell
Agreement covering range of ICT products and services will be open to public sector users across London, with health sector organisations a key target
Public Services > Blue light > News
Home Office and English national parks agree emergency services accord
By David Bicknell
ESMCP document confirms need to develop mobile network infrastructure while respecting national parks environment
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Central Government

News in Brief - June 23
By Neil Merrett
GDS seeks a director for the Digital Marketplace as efforts get underway to support a "radical redesign" of its Digital Service Standard, Angus Council becomes latest authority to join SWAN
Public Services > Central government > News
NHS England yet to finalise chief technology officer requirements
By Neil Merrett
Organisation says CITO recruitment still underway, meanwhile application deadline for £131,301 per annum director of digital experience role to conclude this week
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Local Government

News in Brief - June 23
By Neil Merrett
GDS seeks a director for the Digital Marketplace as efforts get underway to support a "radical redesign" of its Digital Service Standard, Angus Council becomes latest authority to join SWAN
Public Services > Central government > News
Support urged to increase social care digital service uptake
By Neil Merrett
Socitm, LGA and other stakeholders outline findings playing up value of digital inclusion initiatives for supporting care providers and service users
Management > Identity > News

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Healthcare

NHS England yet to finalise chief technology officer requirements
By Neil Merrett
Organisation says CITO recruitment still underway, meanwhile application deadline for £131,301 per annum director of digital experience role to conclude this week
Public Services > Central government > News
NHS England chief reiterates integrated care and innovation needs
By Neil Merrett
Simon Stevens says more work is needed to link care systems; new funding route to be offered to streamline adoption of innovative technology like devices and apps
Infrastructure > Devices > News

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Police

Police ICT Company chief worries about body-worn video procurement
By David Bicknell
Martin Wyke applauds innovation from body-worn video adoption but warns of lack of common technical standards, wide variation in unit cost and little thought given to data use, sharing and storage
Public Services > Police > News
Technology sector supports Remain in EU referendum
By David Bicknell
Letter to The Times from technology companies, large and small, warns that a vote to Leave would "leave tech firms and their customers facing significant and prolonged uncertainty"
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Education

London councils' IT teams urged to help build SuperCloud digital services
By David Bicknell
London Grid for Learning chief executive John Jackson sees London IT teams as 'centres of excellence' to 'design, build and implement'London-wide hybrid cloud delivery model
Management > CIO > News
Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News

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National Security

MoD picks Babcock to upgrade Phoenix fleet management system
By David Bicknell
Contract, worth £47m, intended to deliver £100m savings over six-year period
Public Services > Central government > News
Passport Office wants strategy director to lead digital innovation drive
By David Bicknell
Recruitment for role carrying salary up to £120,000 stresses need to effectively deploy digital technologies
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Geographical Information

News in Brief - June 13
By Neil Merrett
Tender launched for replacement census software and support services in Scotland, CCS set Digital Service Store closure date and ProcessFlows is acquired by Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Public Services > Central government > News
26 Scottish authorities back shared chief digital officer plan
By Neil Merrett
A growing number of councils are expected to sign up to collaborative strategy that brings together Scotland's government digital service and other key stakeholders to reform services
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Justice

Sloppy human error still prime cause of data breaches
By David Bicknell
FOI data from ICO reveals usual failings: loss of paperwork, data sent to wrong recipients, insecure disposal of hardware and paperwork, loss or theft of unencrypted devices, and failure to redact data
Public Services > Blue light > News
Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News

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Transport

Queen's Speech highlights Digital Economy Bill
By David Bicknell
Bill will introduce Broadband Universal Service Obligation, cover use of data by government to deliver better public services and consult on better sharing of publicly-held data sets to improve service delivery
Public Services > Central government > News
MoD picks Babcock to upgrade Phoenix fleet management system
By David Bicknell
Contract, worth £47m, intended to deliver £100m savings over six-year period
Public Services > Central government > News







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