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The Public Sector Network (PSN) is designed to radically change the way Government and its associates buy and use Voice and Data Networks. It will drive efficiency savings, while setting a range of technical and service standards.
In Central Government, the PSN Services Programme, led by Cabinet Office, will be the first PSN compliant framework procurement. At a Local Government level, Hampshire CC [External website] became the first pathfinder, and other Local Authorities are developing PSN compliant programmes.
The PSN will create a Virtual Private Network for the Public Sector from the existing commercial infrastructure. It will not buy infrastructure or capability. Instead it will develop a market place providing opportunities for industry and savings for the Public Sector.
The PSN will not appear overnight. Delivery of the service will be incremental, with contractual ‘vehicles’ appearing across a common core network.