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Scotland awards Network Enablement Services Framework
By Neil Merrett
Providers selected to offer technical network guidance to assist with migration to SWAN
Public Services > Blue light > News
Shared services among key fire service reform fund goals
By Neil Merrett
£75m Fire Transformation Fund unveiled by government this month targets £300m in cost savings through front-line service efficiency
Public Services > Blue light > News

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Central Government

Labour policy head outlines 'digital revolution' challenges
By Neil Merrett
Cruddas warns UK will have no choice but to undertake digital redesign of government to overcome problems resulting from "outdated" democratic system
Public Services > Central government > News
Labour sticks with Universal Credit pause plan
By Neil Merrett
Party still in favour of temporarily halting benefit reform project to review progress with NAO, as DWP maintains secure delivery of programme is on track and under budget
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

Labour sticks with Universal Credit pause plan
By Neil Merrett
Party still in favour of temporarily halting benefit reform project to review progress with NAO, as DWP maintains secure delivery of programme is on track and under budget
Public Services > Central government > News
NAO warns over costs of further Universal Credit digital delay
By Neil Merrett
Additional delays to planned switch from current service to new digital benefits reform system could cost billions of pounds without investment
Public Services > Central government > News

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Healthcare

Harrogate trust eyes shared warning system potential
By Neil Merrett
Hospital's shift from paper-based observations expected to offer collaborative developments potential with other healthcare users
Public Services > Healthcare > News
Labour readies publication of digital discussions
By David Bicknell
Digital inclusion, ensuring the safety and security of data, and driving local digital adoption are set to feature in the party's digital government review published today
Public Services > Central government > News

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Police

Devon and Cornwall Police opt for BT IT support switch
By Neil Merrett
Agreement aims to allow force to better adapt to new technology, while also focusing on cost efficiency and collaborative working
Business > Efficiency > News
Submission date for Network Services framework extended
By David Bicknell
New PSN framework submission date extended by a week to 11th December to give suppliers more preparation time
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Education

Academy chain drops PwC outsource plan
By David Bicknell
Consultations with stakeholders, including DfE, drives AET decision not to continue with proposed joint venture with PwC and instead develop an internal solution
Public Services > Education > News
Nottingham University picks Ciber as IT overhaul partner
By Neil Merrett
Company chosen to assist university with configuring new software solution to meet key aims of its Project Transform initiative
Public Services > Education > News

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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
By Neil Merrett
Funding competition aims to develop automated systems to enhance MoD response to cyber threats against its systems
Public Services > National security > News

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Geographical Information

BT and NSS end SWAN dispute
By David Bicknell
Court proceedings ended after two sides agree "pragmatic way" forward "using the combined strengths of the SWAN and BT networks"
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
Public Services > Justice > News

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Transport

UK 'smart city' public sector guidance published
By Neil Merrett
Two new documents developed with the UK Government aim to tackle key challenges in integrating data and municipal infrastructure to improve services
Public Services > Central government > News
Roadworks.org relaunched in open data drive
By Neil Merrett
Local authorities and government agencies collaborate on national smart map platform to provide real time traffic information updates
Management > Open Data > News






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