Feeds

Home Office finalises police IT plan

£367m project gets 2010 end date

Security for virtualized datacentres

The government department has confirmed the funding to complete work on the National Police Database

Police minister Hazel Blears announced the plans, saying the Home Office would spend £367m, of which it has already provided £31m, to complete the work by 2010.

A spokesperson for the Home Office told Government Computing News: "The end game is for the Police National Database to be in place by 2010. It will be a single place for all the programmes to meet."

The most significant is the Information Management, Prioritisation, Analysis, Co-ordination and Tasking (Impact) programme for a searchable index system allowing police to access records data across geographical boundaries. It will include an Impact Nominal Index (INI), which is to hold over 30m names drawn from local records.

The programme will also:

  • standardise national data format and provide direct access to information through Impact Crisp (Cross Regional Information Sharing Project);
  • provide common standards for police information management through the Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information and its associated guidance;
  • replace the Police National Computer with the Police National Database.

The Criminal Justice Information Technology (CJIT) organisation is joining the programme as technical delivery partner for the Police National Database. The Police Information Technology Organisation will continue as technical delivery partner for the further development of the interim Impact systems and will transfer the Police National Computer onto new hardware.

Blears said: "This is a really important and positive step forward in delivering our commitments in response to Sir Michael Bichard's recommendations following the Soham murders and working with the police service to deliver more effective information management and information sharing.

"The Impact programme is already delivering new capabilities, and the development of a police national database will transform the way in which police share intelligence and other information.

"The programme will target offenders operating across force boundaries and help police more effectively prevent and detect crime, and bring more offenders to justice, contributing to our aims of building safer communities and greater public confidence."

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet logo

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Why Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had to go ... Except he hasn't
Silicon Valley's veteran seadog in piratical Putin impression
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.