Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Future technology in Government report

ICO Blog: ICO regulatory sandbox

Home Office:  Revolutionary new tools to tackle streaming of child abuse

Children’s Commissioner:  The first step in redressing the balance of power between children & the tech giants

GCS:  Why you should join the GCS Knowledge Hub

SOCITM:  Our May Leadership Academy advocate

EC publishes guidance on free flow of non-personal data

Latest Brief: Cloud Based Internet Security Designed for GDPR

Secure your Cloud and GDPR-Proof Citizen Data

As applications move to the cloud and the traditional network perimeter erodes, public sector organisations need Internet security in the cloud whilst maintaining GDPR compliance to ensure citizen and sensitive data, both in storage and transit, remains safe.

This latest brief outlines the means to deliver secure user Internet access, regardless of location and is essential reading for any organisation wishing to keep one step ahead of the ICO during their digital transformation and journey to the cloud.

Access this latest guide.

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

NHS Digital:  NHS WiFi now available to millions of patients

ScotGov:  Hospital ban on sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s

STFC:  Scientists discover new compound that kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs

IPPR:  Make social care free and save NHS £4.5bn a year, says think tank

Reform:  The Future of Eye Care - Building on NHS Reform Success
SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Samson Containers

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

DIT:  UK exports more vaccines than any other G7 country

DIT launches new tool to drive foreign investment

HMT:  Nationwide infrastructure tour launched in Essex

ScotGov:  Bee disease confirmed

WAG:  North Wales tidal energy industry set for £12m EU investment

techUK:  Review of the Modern Slavery Act published

Dstl:  Regenerative Medicine at the Front Line - Demonstration Day

Dstl:  New funding stream for blue sky thinking

UK Space Agency:  UK-led mission to improve climate change forecasts added to ESA programme

NEPO:  Market Consultation - Office Supplies

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

MoD:  Number of servicewomen on UN Peacekeeping operations to increase

EHRC:  Investigation opened into The Labour Party following complaints about antisemitism

ACE:  Blanket project takes women’s stories across the world

TfL:  Trial of on-demand bus service ‘GoSutton’ launches

Citizens Advice:  Customers should be compensated after being overcharged by £24.1bn due to regulator error

Home Office to scrap 101 non-emergency number charges

MHCLG:  New Council Tax guide protects most vulnerable households

DWP:  Unnecessary disability reassessments for disabled pensioners to be phased out

DfT:  UK on verge of revolution to make parking easier and help British high streets

Defra:  England's Marine Life Protected With Blue Belt Expansion

MoJ:  Offender rehabilitation drive boosted by new ROTL rules

ScotGov:  New law to prevent female genital mutilation

IFS:  The tax system reduces inequality – but benefits do most of the heavy lifting

Collaborate:  Building a Collaborative Society: The Power of Community


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

Home Secretary: EU Settlement Scheme is performing well

RLA:  Home Office committee shares RLA Brexit concerns

OE: Fragmentation, Green wave, high turnout: reactions to European Parliament elections

B4B:  Brexit, Accountability and Reform

B4B:   Forget the Withdrawal Agreement - We Need a Fair Free Trade Deal

B4B:   May’s WA, the monster that must be destroyed

B4B:  Vassalage or Power? Thoughts for Would-Be Prime Ministers

B4B:  A new prime minister must end the Treasury’s anti-Brexit propaganda campaign

B4B:  Not listening to ‘no deal’: one clever politician and three bad arguments

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