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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App tells if office workers are not socially distanced

10th September 2020

A social-distancing app which alerts someone when a colleague is too close is being used by Network Rail.

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Coronavirus: Scotland's Covid-19 contact tracing app goes live

10th September 2020

Scotland's new contact tracing app to help combat the spread of coronavirus has gone live.

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Live Sector News

DASA announces funding competition to develop telexistence technologies

25 Sep 2020, 12:33 p.m.

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced a ...

Defra picks £46m Microsoft licensing partner

25 Sep 2020, 11:39 a.m.

Government follows tech firms’ lead in launching autism internship scheme

25 Sep 2020, 9:46 a.m.

RM Education secures contract extension from South Lanarkshire

25 Sep 2020, 7:10 a.m.

RM Education, a technology provider to the education sector, has ...

Government appoints task force to help mitigate impact of Huawei ban via ‘diversification’ of telecoms market

24 Sep 2020, 1:40 p.m.

Contact-tracing app launches today

24 Sep 2020, 12:59 p.m.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to be added to MODCLOUD multi-hybrid suite

24 Sep 2020, 12:33 p.m.

Oracle said that the Defence Digital, the digital arm of ...

Tech firms won £18m contracts to help build NHS coronavirus dashboard

24 Sep 2020, 11:56 a.m.


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