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New legislation will allow PCCs to take control of fire services
By Neil Merrett
Government will allow elected police commissioners to submit business case to take over local fire service remit for review if parties fail to reach agreement
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Staffordshire Police selects Boeing as preferred bidder for ICT partnership
By Neil Merrett
Signing of 10 year contract potentially worth £100m is expected in next few weeks as procurement process nears end
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Home Office takes ministerial responsibility for fire services
By Neil Merrett
Remit for fire and rescue operations now under department’s control as it pledges to move ahead with reforms focused on shared services and collaboration
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Home Office to clarify fire service control plans this week
By Neil Merrett
Department expected to take over firefighter remit this year as union organisation maintains opposition to proposals to transfer powers to police commissioners
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EE and Motorola formally selected for Lots 2 and 3 of ESMCP
By David Bicknell
Awards follows lifting of procurement suspension put in place as a result of Airwave legal action; Motorola awarded Lot 2 contract
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Airwave will not oppose end to ESMCP procurement suspension
By David Bicknell
High Court case tomorrow likely to give green light to Home Office awarding of Lots 2 and 3 contracts
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Motorola Solutions to buy Airwave
By David Bicknell
Agreement made for Motorola Solutions to acquire Airwave for £817.5m; deal set to close in first quarter of 2016; Airwave legal action against Home Office to continue
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It's the data, stupid: new technologies and public safety
As the public sector embraces new technologies, it is vital we stay ahead of the curve and ensure that our data systems are equipped to deal with them, says Euros Evans, chief technology officer of Airwave
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Scotland tenders for application development services framework
By Neil Merrett
Agreement valued up to £12m aims to meet range of needs from public and third sector organisations for design and deployment work
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Cheshire fire service to vote on police ICT link-up
By Neil Merrett
Constabulary and fire and rescue bodies may approve full governance strategy for single back-office support functions including HR and ICT by year's end
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