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UK Public Sector Procurement Tracker: COVID-19 – April 2020 Update

27 May 2020, 7:46 a.m.

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Time to Rethink UK Smart Cities?

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The big interview: Cisco UK and Ireland CEO David Meads

26 May 2020, 1:24 p.m.

He has already overseen the UK medical sector’s biggest peacetime ...

The big interview: Cisco UK and Ireland CEO David Meads

26 May 2020, 1:24 p.m.

He has already overseen the UK medical sector’s biggest peacetime ...

Welsh govt announces £150,000 Covid-19 Digital Solutions Fund

26 May 2020, 12:02 p.m.

The Welsh government has launched a £150,000 funding competition for ...

Four in five DWP staff not working remotely, figures suggest

26 May 2020, 11:38 a.m.

Ulster University researchers develop new Covid-19 app

26 May 2020, 11:29 a.m.

Ulster University said that researchers from its Schools of Engineering ...

Investigation launched into ‘truth twisters’ tweet

26 May 2020, 10:40 a.m.


Latest Resources


How 9-1-1 Is Changing in a COVID-19 World

12th May 2020

This report, How 9-1-1 Is Changing in a COVID-19 World, is the second paper in NENA’s 9-1-1 & COVID-19 report series. These reports are designed to inform public-safety stakeholders, policymakers, and the public about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting 9-1-1 operations, technology, and personnel.

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Enabling a better response during crisis situations

29th Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption to safety-critical services across the globe. We did not see it coming, but we are prepared. This “new normal” calls for IP-based, thin-client solutions that provide remote access, scalability, and role assignment - to name but a few benefits. Such capabilities will prove indispensable not just during the current pandemic, but also in times of other crises – from natural disasters to terrorism, armed conflict to nuclear incidents. We have published this white paper to help make sense of this challenging new world.

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Drone Delivery Group - The Commercialisation of the UK Civil Air Drone Industry

21st Apr 2020

The UK Drone Delivery Group, the new drone industry initiative* established to provide guidance on the steps required for the UK to accelerate the growth of the UK drone industry, has today released its long-awaited ‘White Paper’ for public consultation. The White Paper calls for the development of new testing grounds, which are expected to significantly transform the UK’s potential to achieve world-leading status in the fast-moving drone industry.

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British APCO (previously known as BAPCO) is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association in the British Isles for all professionals in public safety and civil contingencies communications and information systems.

British APCO is a growing community with extensive communications knowledge gained as a result of delivering real life public safety.  We are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.








British APCO members are an important part of a worldwide network of public safety communications and information technology professionals.  British APCO is affiliated to APCO Global Alliance which includes sister organisations representing public safety users in the USA and Canada.

Our members' individual experience, knowledge and expertise combined with that of our partners worldwide helps British APCO act as a hub for knowledge and support in a fast moving sector focused on public safety.