Improving local services through e-technology.(News)

The government has confirmed the transfer of ownership of products developed by the National Smartcard Project to Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Minister for local e-government Jim Fitzpatrick announced.

The approach is consistent with the government's drive to secure the long-term rollout of products under the national projects. This follows the ODPM's announcement in February that ownership of projects will be offered to local authorities as part of the long-term strategy for local e-government.

The National Smartcard Project is one of 22 national projects which provide building blocks and generic tools to help local authorities deliver e-government. The products of the national projects are designed to be taken up by any local authority interested in achieving service improvements and significant efficiency gains. …

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