NCC puts spotlight on compliance


NCC puts spotlight on compliance

The National Computing Centre is holding a major one-day conference entitled "Managing compliance in the public sector".

The conference aims to help IT managers understand the compliance landscape and the overlap between legislation, standards and best practice. It will offer advice on taking a proactive approach to compliance and help attendees understand how parts of the public sector approach compliance.

The keynote speaker is Mark Gladwyn, director of infrastructure services at the Cabinet Office's e-government unit. Other speakers include:

  • Liz Fitzsimons, senior associate at law firm Eversheds
  • Sandra Bell, head of homeland security and resilience at security think tank Rusi
  • Les Taylor, IT director at the Disposal Services Agency
  • Colin Rudd, director of the IT Services Management Forum
  • Andrew Hopkirk, director of the NCC's e-Gif programme.

Compliance issues in public sector IT      


  • Data Protection Act 1998 
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995   

Management standards 

  • OGC Centres of Excellence in Project and Programme Management 
  • BS 15000, the standard for IT service management 
  • BS 7799 Information Security Management   

Interoperability standards 

  • E-Government Interoperability Framework (e-Gif) 
  • Open Scotland Information Age Framework   

Developing areas 

  • Open source standards


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