Can we use slack for civil contingencies chat?

Phil Rumens was looking for examples of using Slack for cross-agency team chat. Anyone using @SlackHQ or other platforms for cross agency civil emergency team chat? Perhaps @likeaword might know? — Phil Rumens (@PhilRumens) November 8, 2016 Its sparked a nice discussion including examples of the use of WhatsApp and Microsoft Lync  I’m also familiar with the use […]

An open source Brexit?

David Allen Green has always been worth following on Twitter (if that’s your sort of thing). He’s been particularly interesting on the Brexit mess/process/glory (delete according to your inclination). He wrote a lengthy series of Tweets today, essentially critiquing the government’s failure to introduce a Bill to give it the power to trigger Article 50 […]

23:45 gamesmanship

It’s 19:28 and I haven’t written anything today. But I’m at a thing on Citizen (or Basic) income. At 11.38 I still haven’t written anything but my views on Basic Income have shifted. It’s still any exciting idea that might have social benefits. But I don’t believe it’s a solution to more pressing issues in […]

For the 48 there is plenty of work still to do

I, like 1 in every 2 of you, (strictly 1 in every 2.09 of you) voted remain on Thursday. I was gutted that we lost. Bereft. Angry. Depressed. This was not the future that I wanted for my country. I understand why so many people have signed a petition asking for another referendum. I won’t […]

Public bodies that use Google Analytics do hold the data collected

The dangers of email mail-merge A long time ago I rather rashly made an FOIA request for website usage data from every principal local authority in the UK. Things got a bit fuzzy in Northern Ireland owing to their local government reorganisation but in general most people handed over the information. Sometimes incredibly swiftly (take […]

What should define a Multi Agency Information Cell?

Why the gripping headline? I’m not sure I’m getting the hang of writing click-bait headlines. But this is a significant question for some people. And some of those people read this blog. What’s it all about? Version 2 of the JESIP doctrine has been published for consultation. JESIP is the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme […]