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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

CBI responds to the UK government's Digital Strategy

UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement comes into force

How we are improving inclusion for digital identity in government

The UK’s 2022 Digital Strategy, what does it mean for UK data policy?

Future of UK Defence Artificial Intelligence Launched

CBI responds to the UK Government's new Data Reform Bill

Unlocking the Power of Data in the North: Connecting people and places workshop

Statement in response to the government’s announcement on the upcoming Data Reform Bill

 
Keep Your Data Private, Anywhere: Prevent unauthorised viewing with privacy screen filters from Kensington

The Vulnerability Nobody’s Talking About

With new collaboration and communication tools, employees now have the equipment and the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere.

Unfortunately, the more agile your workforce is, the more vulnerable they are to visual hacking. A hacker only needs to see your screen to access private information. Valuable information could be stolen whether you’re working on the train, in the coffee shop or even in your own home.

Most incidents result from a lack of screen protection. A visual hacking experiment by the Ponemon institute, 2016 revealed over 90% of visual hacking attempts are successful.

Discover how to gain the freedom to work anywhere, on any device

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

Hundreds of thousands set to benefit as NICE final draft guidance recommends new treatment to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with raised blood fats

Suppliers invited to tender to join Tech Innovation Framework

New data strategy to drive innovation and improve efficiency

How you can help someone sleeping rough as temperatures soar

Thousands of the longest waiters get treatment as NHS drives down long waits for care

New treatment to increase the chances of a successful kidney transplant recommended by NICE

A ‘safe space’ for addressing complex health technology assessment challenges

GP surgeries to provide specialist mental health support

NICE recommends step-change targeted treatment for people with early breast cancer

Medical support worker role helps hundreds of refugees to become NHS doctors

Trends in cancer incidence and stage at diagnosis in Wales up to 2019

Excellence Awards shortlist announced!

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

UK intervention in World Trade Organization session on challenges facing multilateral trading system

Moving medicine in Iraq: The political economy of the pharmaceutical trade

International Trade Secretary's MC12 Plenary Session Speech

Joint Statement on U.S./UK Dialogues on Future of Atlantic Trade

London Tech Week marks new Indo Pacific trade breakthrough for UK

Communities celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the UK thanks to National Lottery funding

Government launches Freight Innovation Fund in new strategy for the sector

Lights, Camera, Action! New production fund makes Wales star of the screen

New fund opens to accelerate tree planting

Kwarteng advances plans for funding new nuclear projects, including Sizewell C

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

Nicolas Poussin painting worth £19 million at risk of leaving UK

Levelling Up boost to bring more jobs, homes and opportunities to Bristol

CMA plans market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming

Former West Mercia Police officer given prison sentence for grossly offensive messages

LGA responds to Government Food Strategy

Interest rate rise increases the risk of recession, says TUC

Update: IOPC investigation into fatal RTI in Bradford

Procedure and Privileges Committee publishes Second Report

Procedure and Privileges Committee publishes First Report

CBI responds to latest labour market statistics

£118m to accelerate UK bright ideas into global opportunities

Dvornikov's Reforms: Tactical Training in the Southern Military District

 
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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