Monday 13 September 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* NAO highly critical of National Law Enforcement Data Programme

NAO logoThe National Audit Office (NAO) has published a damning assessment of the Home Office’s delivery of the National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP). 

The programme to develop the National Law Enforcement Data Service (NLEDS) was launched in 2016, with the intention of replacing the Police National Computer (PNC) and the Police National Database (PND) with one modernised solution. The PNC was originally set-up in 1974, it records details of convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, and arrests. The PND was introduced in 2011 following recommendations from the Bichard Inquiry; it collates soft intelligence from local police records. Both systems are used by all 45 territorial forces in the UK, as well as a range of other law enforcement, intelligence and government organisations.

In a highly critical review, the NAO calls on the Home Office to clarify roles and responsibilities for delivery of the new service; produce a revised business case for the programme; set up a clear programme plan; produce plans on how it will guarantee a reliable PNC service until NLEDS is ready; monitor its technical capability and skills to deliver the programme, and urgently address any shortfalls; and consider the balance of risk and incentives between the Home Office and its suppliers. Read more... 

In this HotViewsExtra article we take a look at the NAO's review and recommendations in more detail. Available to TechMarketView subscribers, including those signed up to UKHotViewsPremium. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and much more.

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:57' - Tagged: strategy   police   government   law+enforcement   home+office