Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

How digital tools are empowering police officers and keeping the public safer

Dutch scale-up EclecticIQ receives €15 million in EU financing to boost development of next-gen cyber security platform

techUK sets out recommendations to support adoption and scaling of Intelligent Automation in Central Government

Improving broadband access


On July 1st the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre joined forces with the FBI, NSA and CISA in the US to publish guidance and ‘advice for network defenders to help protect their systems’, once again underlining the increasingly sophisticated cyber threat landscape to government and public sector organisations.

Many public bodies are also faced with the challenges and complexities of migrating securely from the PSN and what that means in terms of their supply chain…What will compliance look like for third-parties once PSN is closed down?

This panel session will provide an insight into the issues and solutions we all face, and have available to us. 

Find out more and register 

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

Schools asked to support survey on Smoking Drinking and Drug Use among young people in England

NHS to diagnose thousands of people with rare diabetes

Veterans’ mental health services to receive £2.7 million boost

NICE and Cochrane sign collaborative agreement to deliver ‘living’ guideline recommendations

NHS cholesterol-busting jab to save thousands of lives

NICE approves ground-breaking cholesterol-lowering drug inclisiran

Charities unite to tackle health inequalities

Covid-19 Vaccination certification

Speak up and help beat coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS Confederation - Patients in peril as NHS future funding finalised

Sharing evidence with NICE is part of a broader approach to help Cochrane to identify priority reviews

JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed

Students - Is vaccination on your to do list?

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

£2.5 million funding boost to back businesses in the everyday local economy

Less than half of businesses have diversity targets in place

IPPR - Revealed: People in Scotland support four-day week for boosts in wellbeing and productivity

Liz Truss appoints New Trade Commissioners to boost UK trade

Funding support for fishing and marine businesses

Private sector activity grows at fastest pace in seven years - CBI Growth Indicator

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

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 64th session: UK statement on space and sustainable development

Pig Producers’ Fund

Geospatial Commission launches pilots to improve how data about land is used in the UK

Save the date – National GetOutside Day returns on Sunday 26 September

P3M3 and how organizations need to mature change capabilities

Support for EU citizens until end of 2021

Government’s post-Brexit global data plans must promote ethics as well as trade

Crooks who produced false identity documents for people smuggling gangs forced to pay up

Next steps to tackle plastic waste

Ukraine’s Unrealistic NATO Bid

Preventing deaths from overdose

Voucher scheme boost to help thousands more families resolve disputes away from court

Operation Warm Welcome

‘More must be done to tackle substance misuse despite fall in drug deaths’, vows Mental Health Minister

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:

Click here to find out more.



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Blog: As the Children’s code comes in – what’s next?
The transition year is up and the Children’s code comes fully into force on 2 September. It’s a ground breaking code that creates a better internet for children by ensuring online services likely to be accessed by children, respect a child’s rights and freedoms when using their personal data.

Statement on DCMS announcement of next Information Commissioner
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced that John Edwards is the Government's preferred nominee to be the next Information Commissioner

ICO fines company for illegal pensions calls
The ICO has fined Halifax-based company Parkin Beacher Ltd (PBL) £50,000 for making illegal marketing calls to people about their pensions.

Blog: Call for views: data protection and employment practices
Anulka Clarke, ICO Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance introduces our call for views in this blog as we look to update our Employment Practices guidance.

Meet the Commissioner
For the Public

Your right to get copies of your data

Your right to get your data deleted

Your right to data portability