Feeds

NPIA extends Holmes 2 agreement

Plod gets crimes enquiry system until 2011

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The National Policing Improvement Agency has added three years to its agreement with Unisys for the support of its major crimes enquiry system.

It has signed a contract with the company, with a value of up to £12m, to provide support and maintenance under the Holmes 2 Software Supply Enabling Agreement. The agreement, which enables police forces using the system to call off professional services, licences and enhancements, will now run until September 2011.

A spokesperson for the NPIA told GC News: "The contract has been awarded to allow sufficient time for the NPIA to run a competitive procurement under the Official Journal of the European Union for the replacement of Holmes 2, which will need to be delivered within the timescales of the Holmes 2 Enabling Agreement extension. At present the strategic requirements for the replacement system are being developed in line with the national Information Systems Improvement Strategy programme, recently launched following the home secretary's review of IT in policing.

"The NPIA is currently developing the convergence roadmap for IT in policing to 2015 and all future major police IT procurements for national systems will be reviewed and delivered in accordance with this programme."

Holmes 2 is used by the police service to run major crime enquiries and manage casualty bureaus following major incidents.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.