DASA and Dstl Launches Market Exploration to support Home Office & NPCC

19th October 2020

The Home Office and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are undertaking a market assessment of the availability of cutting-edge solutions and innovative concepts in development that will transform UK policing and security over the next 10 to 20 year period.

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Defence & Security Accelerator announce two opportunities re: Policing Challenges and Telexistence Competition

30th September 2020

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Explosives and Weapons Detection

18th September 2020

DASA has launched a £2.8 million competition to find state of the art and technological solutions for the improved detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs.

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Live Sector News

UK accuses Russia of cyber attacks against 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

20 Oct 2020, 1:49 p.m.

The UK government has alleged that Russia had carried out ...

UK seeks views on wider use of monitoring technology on fishing boats

20 Oct 2020, 1:43 p.m.

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) ...

Scottish Government offers support for local online firms

19 Oct 2020, 11:50 p.m.

UK pins 'cynical and reckless' Olympic cyberattacks on Russia

19 Oct 2020, 11:38 p.m.

Interview: UK national statistician on how data has helped the PM – and the public – in coronavirus response

19 Oct 2020, 11:35 p.m.

British Airways fined £20m by UK’s ICO for data breach

19 Oct 2020, 3:04 p.m.

British Airways (BA) has been fined £20m by the UK’s ...

UK secures second rank in OECD digital government rankings

19 Oct 2020, 2:59 p.m.

The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) said that the country ...

Idaho County Selects Federal Engineering CAD Assessment Project

19 Oct 2020, 7 a.m.

Elmore County, Idaho, awarded Federal Engineering a contract to assess ...


Latest Resources


Tim Kern - Safeguarding your skies

14th Oct 2020

Tim Kern - Safeguarding your skies: 10 key considerations for protecting your perimeter against rogue drone activity

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Paul Long - The evolving public safety technology landscape and the role of voice recording

14th Oct 2020

The evolving public safety technology landscape and the role of voice recording

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Paul Hicks - Detecting the unauthorised & malicious use of drones

14th Oct 2020

Paul Hicks - Detecting the unauthorised & malicious use of drones

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