National Security Concerns!
Where is all the frothing apoplectic rage against allowing the foreigns to bid for this type of thing?
The Royal Navy is on the hunt, not for enemy submarines in this instance, but for a technology supplier to provide a data integration platform in return for a bounty of £50m. The British naval warfare force said it needed the new platform to help it share data with "military, maritime and industry partners," according to a …
'"partner to provide digital upskilling and a data integration platform that will operationalise and enhance existing RN digital capability on a secure, accredited, multi-classification, interoperable platform that enables the sharing of data among military, maritime and industry partners using open standards so that users can use analytics and visualisations to improve decision making capability."'
As far as I can grasp, as a requirements statement this just means:
"we want an accredited data repository that's secure, classified, and capable of serving data among our various partners conveniently using open standards"
What armed force wouldn't?
Can't help thinking that this and the NHS records thing and other similar applications would be best met by a UK quasi governmental corporation developing stuff for UK (with an eye to roll out elsewhere) from existing open-source tools.
You know, developing some skills within the UK that might generate jobs.
Sort of JISC for data (kind of).
Am I being unrealistic?
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