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Border Force plans new data programme

30/01/20

Mark Say Managing Editor

The UK Border Force is aiming to upgrade its data capability with a new governance regime and analysis skills.

Border Force officers

It has outlined a plan to provide a data service for its central operations platform, taking in data analysis, design, modelling, economics and the delivery of a governance programme.

The organisation has begun a search for a data partner to work with its development teams on a strategy under a two-year contract valued at around £2 million.

The tender document says the organisation, which is within the Home Office, needs to improve its capabilities in building the governance regime, running a vulnerability pilot project, and planning, designing and delivering all the data collections and analysis on events at the borders.

Some resources are already in place on the central operations platform with automated business processes.

The effort will involves working to standards and practices set by the Government Digital Service and Home Office centres of excellence.

Picture adapted from image by the Home Office, uploaded by Opihuck,Open Government Licence v3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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