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Fire service spend data published on common national procurement needs
By Neil Merrett
Home Office publishes per unit costs of purchases by 45 organisations across England in bid to encourage collaborative buying; direct comparison of information said to be complicated
Public Services > Blue light > News
Sunderland council abandons technology partner procurement
By Neil Merrett
Proposed opportunity had sought vendor to oversee council’s ICT transformation plans and wider framework agreement to potentially serve regional public service providers
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Central Government

EE asks Ofcom to amend its licences to support ESN work
By David Bicknell
Requirement partly arises when signal level for emergency services mobile communications is insufficient to support penetrating into buildings; Ofcom puts out request for consultation
Public Services > Central government > News
GDS eyes need for further API and cloud guidance
By Neil Merrett
Whitehall publishes new Technology Code of Practice that will underpin assessment of department transformation plans; identifies key aims for future revisions
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Local Government

Socitm briefing warns over digital transformation “delusions”
By Neil Merrett
Group argues that standardised and shared development approach is vital to ensure more significant overhauls of service delivery and genuine organisational change
Business > Efficiency > News
New GOV.UK Verify lead mulls devolution and NHS potential
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy outlines ambitions for ID assurance programme including how the platform may realistically be extended beyond its current Whitehall-specific remit
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Healthcare

Yeovil Hospital hopes TrakCare system will help make it a paperless pioneer
By David Bicknell
Trust is the first of three South-West trusts to deploy TrakCare system; it hopes successful introduction of phase 2 will take it close to HIMSS Stage 7
Management > CIO > News
Gloucestershire NHS trust asks Updata to manage its IT networks
By David Bicknell
Capita arm gains five-year deal to manage LAN and WAN infrastructure for 140 healthcare sites
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Police

Home Office outlines £23m police innovation funding plans
By Neil Merrett
Latest tranche of financing for force innovation projects includes programmes focused on back office collaboration and more efficient information sharing via digital platforms
Business > Efficiency > News
Police Scotland looks ahead to life after i6
By David Bicknell
The decision to end development of the i6 operational policing system is a disappointment for all parties involved. But the Scottish Police Authority, Police Scotland and Accenture must all now move on.
Public Services > Devolved > News

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Education

Apprenticeship levy system relies on mix of digital development and SFA legacy estate
By David Bicknell
Digital Apprenticeship Service relies on integration programme with 60% of solution already existing within SFA
Public Services > Education > News
LGfL and Virgin Media Business hail London schools network upgrade
By David Bicknell
Upgrade project targeted 2084 schools under the LGfL 2.0 schools bandwidth upgrade project
Infrastructure > Cloud > News

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National Security

CGI awarded MoD secure communications support deal
By Neil Merrett
Company will provide hardware and software applications support for ministry’s CODES Communications Security (COMSEC) asset management system
Business > Efficiency > News
Competition authority clears Motorola's acquisition of Airwave
By David Bicknell
Approval removes any regulatory concern that could have delayed ongoing development of the Emergency Services Network
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Geographical Information

New GOV.UK Verify lead mulls devolution and NHS potential
By Neil Merrett
Jess McEvoy outlines ambitions for ID assurance programme including how the platform may realistically be extended beyond its current Whitehall-specific remit
Public Services > Central government > News

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Justice

News in Brief – July 15
By Neil Merrett
The UK’s new information commissioner will begin work on Monday, GDS kicks off the first of its local authority ID assurance events and the MoJ issues a tender for monitoring hardware
Public Services > Central government > News
Heaton commits MoJ to being data-driven
By David Bicknell
Department's permanent secretary tackles areas such as data sharing and predictive analytics
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Transport

Councils sought for £2m traffic technology innovation funding
By Neil Merrett
Department for Transport sets aside funds to support councils in use of emerging smart technologies such as roadside sensors to improve motorists experiences
Public Services > Local government > News
Greenwich enters into smart city innovation partnership
By Neil Merrett
University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre will share technical and regulatory expertise with the authority to set out new standards and technologies to transform services
Infrastructure > News







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