iNetwork is a Digital Leader
iNETWORK now has it's very own NW Digital leader when Shelley Heckman scooped the top prize at the Go ON NW I Made a Difference Award Ceremony earlier this week.
Baroness Lane-Fox, Chair of Go ON UK, presented the award and said: â€œI am delighted that Shelley will be representing Go ON North West moving forward. Her work has been inspiring, both to me personally, and to countless others, and she deserves to be recognised in this way. Itâ€™s only through the work of people like Shelley, that we can help deliver the Go ON UK vision of equipping everyone in the UK with the digital skills they need.â€
Success went to a number of iNetwork members: Cumbria County Council picked up two awards, including outstanding project, for the digital inclusion work at Barrow Library; Wigan Council won the NW Partnership award and Lancashire County Council was won the Digital Skills Charter award.
To find out about the winners and runner ups in each of the award categories go to: http://imadeadifferenceawards.co.uk/
Addressing rising concern about cyber attacks on local government, iNetwork has been commissioned to support a new Dept for Communities and Local Government led initiative to bridge the gap with local resilience forums and develop new guidance and materials.
Resilience focus shifts to cyber
New Member: City of Stoke on Trent
We are delighted to announce that innovative West Midlands council City of Stoke on Trent has joined the iNetwork family. We also welcome Jonathan Tew, Director of City Engagement and Policy, to the iNetwork Executive Board. We look forward to welcoming colleagues from Stoke on Trent at future events and activities!
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Avoiding Secure Email Confusion
The GCSx secure email framework ends in August and Government Digital Service are telling us it was never a means of securely sharing local data anyway... Where does that leave us? GDS agrees "a long term solution is needed". If this applies to you make sure you're coming to the WARP meetings. Contact Ajike@i-network.org.uk for more on this
Shaping a National "Local Digital Service"
Its been 15 years since the Â£670 million Local Government Online (LGOL) programme was started. We're cautiously excited about what's coming together for inclusion in the Autumn Spending Review. http://i-network.org.uk/archives/2541
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