Abstracts: November 10th, 2005

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It reviews GovernmentConnect, the national programme sponsored by the ODPM, which will facilitate one of the biggest changes in the way that Local Authorities operate and deliver services to the citizen. It will enable them to connect securely with each other and with Central Government to facilitate a new level of integration of operations and secure online service delivery.The programme highlights the opportunities that GovernmentConnect will provide authorities for meeting eGovernment and Efficiency targets and looks at the roll-out for the programme. It describes what is being developed and how local authorities can realise the service benefits.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.