A multi-classification digital platform enhancing law enforcement through secure information sharing between agencies and with industry partners
UKCloudX serves the community of Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Defence agencies in the UK, with a shared mission to keep our nation safe by developing our national capability and enhancing our collective productivity and efficiency.
Various government agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA), Office of Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT), Civil Nuclear Police, and others, handle particularly sensitive information or depend on mission critical systems underpinning law enforcement in the UK.
As a Police Assured Secure Facility (PASF), our UK owned-and-operated multi-cloud services deliver unparalleled choice of technology and deployment (public or private), choice of assurance levels (including higher classification) and secure connectivity options and expert support throughout your entire project lifecycle.
We are experts in helping organisations in secure and regulated environments benefit from the cloud. But we also understand the reality of diverse technical requirements, challenges with interoperability with existing systems and your need for access to skilled and experienced experts that can help you extract the real value of new technology.
Government and law enforcement organisations are undergoing significant change through digital transformation. For example, the policing sector is facing significant challenges as a result of a changing landscape which has seen an increase in serious and organised crime, as well as terrorism. This means that police need a more secure and faster approach to managing and dealing with this current and evolving situation.
Key priorities include:
Read how UKCloudX can help deal with the increasingly challenging landscape of serious and organised crime, and terrorism where information sharing and privacy issues mean the difference between life and death.
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Across all law enforcement agencies, there is a focus on driving greater efficacy – getting it right first time. For example, the police sector has a focus on reducing re-offending rates and aligning processes to improve Judiciary efficiency. Core to this is the need to increase cross department, agency and Police Force collaboration. Achieving this requires a new approach and more efficient systems to rapidly deal with crime and threat.
New technology, such as decision support applications, can provide an intelligence overlay across multiple data sources to enable support officers and staff to make more informed decisions and work smarter. However, the associated data privacy and security challenges related to the level of data sharing and management that underpins these applications introduces further complexity to the implementation of this technology.
A key challenge for the sector is managing and working with austerity measures. It is paramount that programmes and schemes are delivered on time and within budget so that successful outcomes can be achieved. For example, all aspects of policing from front-line officers to judiciary organisations and agencies are needing to respond to higher demands, whilst also delivering cost savings.
“Combining UKCloudX’s secure, cost-effective platform with IBM’s specialist skills and services in the defence and national security sector, will provide real value for our clients.”