Lack of IT and procurement skills puts Fire Service project at risk

The programme that replaced the disastrous FiReControl Project could run into trouble due to a lack of the right IT and procurement skills, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The original £469m FireControl project, outsourced to supplier EADS, has been widely condemned as a monumental waste of money.

A National Audit Office report slammed the project as a comprehensive failure in July 2011.

Following its cancellation in 2010, the government set out to achieve interoperability and resilience between fire and rescue control rooms at a cost of £81m. This would be achieved through 22 locally led projects to link Fire Services to nine regional centres.

SOURCE: computerweekly.com