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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

NAO reports detail local authority service funding fears
By Neil Merrett
Auditor praises authorities for coping well with funding cuts, but warns a quarter of councils responsible for social care and education are under pressure to curb service spend
Public Services > Central government > News
Government yet to commit to open contract standard
By Neil Merrett
Cabinet Office exploring how to best ensure openness of data for its contracted services, despite not taking part in launch of new global transparency standard
Public Services > Central government > News

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Local Government

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
NAO reports detail local authority service funding fears
By Neil Merrett
Auditor praises authorities for coping well with funding cuts, but warns a quarter of councils responsible for social care and education are under pressure to curb service spend
Public Services > Central government > News

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Healthcare

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
Government at odds with NAO over criticism of Better Care Fund planning
By David Bicknell
NAO report had suggested the quality of early preparation and planning "did not match the scale of ambition"
Public Services > Healthcare > News

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Police

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
Staffs Police looks for IT transformation partner
By David Bicknell
Pre-tender details framework agreement contract for project estimated at between £150m and £200m to deliver "highly innovative new target IT environment"
Business > Efficiency > 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

Socitm's Scots mull digital potential
By Neil Merrett
National conference discusses preferred direction for digital service design amidst backdrop of ongoing devolution debate
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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