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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (18 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Projects delivered under the One Public Estate programme deliver a range of benefits, including the creation of jobs. To attribute a benefit to the programme, an OPE partnership must submit evidence that a benefit has been delivered. For example, the evidence base for the creation of jobs can include: 1) an economic impact assessment supporting a planning application 2) a construction plan 3)...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (18 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: A full business case which contains the financial benefits is currently being developed and has yet to be agreed.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: On 11th October 2017 we published the latest small and medium-sized enterprises’ spending performance figures: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/central-governmen t-spend-with-smes-2015-to-2016 These show that government spent £12.2 bn in 2015-16 with small and medium sized enterprises, more than we have ever before recorded. The Government remain committed to a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Buildings (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Shadow Government Property Agency (GPA) is committed to delivering transformational change across government departments including hubs, IT and smarter working. To achieve this, the GPA continues to work closely with government departments to understand requirements in readiness for the robust delivery of property services and benefits to government.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Secondment (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Civil Service Workforce Plan (2016) sets out the importance of movement in and out of the Civil Service, in order to exchange skills and expertise and enable the Civil Service to respond to changing priorities and deliver Government commitments. The Civil Service Talent Board oversees the approach to secondments and regularly reviews this. It last discussed it in May 2017, and considered...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Civil Service Executive Recruitment expert service was established in 2013 and formally launched in 2014 to deliver a centralised recruitment function for senior roles across the Civil Service. This approach ensures that departments are provided with expert guidance on attracting and selecting a diverse range of quality candidates. The expert service currently covers approximately 40% of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: HMG uses a mature risk management process to balance functionality, security, risk and cost Through this process Risk Owners determine the risks they are willing to tolerate to their services, largely based on potential impact, and make sure that appropriate mitigations are in place. The National Cyber Security Centre publishes advice on cyber risk management and technical design principles...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Basic cyber security awareness is an essential protection against attacks such as email phishing and departments are already providing training for their staff on this. Government is also developing a security culture strategy to enable civil servants to help counter a range of security risks. In addition, the National Cyber Security Centre’s new Active Defence Measures will ensure that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government is committed to ensuring that the commitments set out in the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 – 2021 are carried out and that we accurately monitor and regularly report on progress in meeting them. The Cyber Security Standards, which define the minimum security measures that departments must implement with regards to protecting their technology and digital services...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: All roles with access to sensitive information or systems are risk assessed. Staff and contractors are vetted to the appropriate level to manage these risks. Contractors working for Government departments are subject to the same security standards and training as civil servants depending on their access to government systems and information. Basic cyber security awareness is an essential...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Property Unit (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government Property Unit has held six formal governance meetings of the Property Leaders Board in the last twelve months. In addition ten bilateral meetings, covering the full range of GPU’s business with a department or departmental estates cluster, have been held since September 2016. One cluster now covers seven government departments. As stated in the response on 12 September...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The government does not hold figures on the breakdown of security training delivered to staff and contractors centrally. Departments are responsible for ensuring their staff and contractors are appropriately trained, subject to their role, business context and specific risks We recognise that targeted training to drastically reduce human error by staff and contractors is crucial to delivering...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: We do hold the names of organisations using the DNS filtering service. At this time government is not publishing this information while we establish the DNS filtering service We intend to publish this data internally within HMG at a future date to effect positive behavioural changes across government. As of the end of September 2017, 73 government organisations are using this service.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Career Development (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The first cycle of Fast Stream Civil Servants who have completed a five-month European Placement has just ended. Therefore, the Cabinet Office does not currently hold that information. Being able to track the careers of Fast Streamers after they have successfully completed the scheme is essential to understand how well we are delivering the Programme's overall goal of being a pipeline of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants: Recruitment (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: We are currently undertaking a data-cleansing exercise on the relevant source data and are therefore unable to provide the requested breakdowns at this time due to disproportionate costs. I will ask officials to write to the Hon member once the information is available.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Email (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Mail Check service was launched in February 2017. In October of this year 1,685 domains were covered by this service. We do not hold the total number of domains across government and so are unable to comment on this figure as a proportion of the whole. The National Cyber Security Centre is operating a Domain Discovery service that will ultimately give us a much clearer understanding of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Data on the average completion success rate for GOV.UK Verify is published on a weekly basis on the GOV.UK website. The average monthly success rate since May 2016 is: May 16 - 34% (with a 64% success rate for the highest performing service (hps)) June 16 - 32% (65% hps) July 16 - 34% (69% hps) August 16 - 36% (69% hps) September 16 - 36% (66% hps) October 16 - 35% (65% hps) November 16 - 36%...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The GOV.UK Verify scheme is currently used by 6 government departments and agencies, across 13 publicly-available services. The full list of services accessible through GOV.UK Verify is published on the GOV.UK website and is regularly updated. The total number of times services have been accessed through GOV.UK Verify currently stands at 3.86 million, from 1.52 million accounts.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: The Government takes the threat of cyber attacks against public services very seriously. We support Health and Local Government sectors in improving their cyber resilience and encourage all organisations to implement the National Cyber Security Centre’s advice: to keep software patches up to date, to run antivirus and to back up their data. In addition to this, the NCSC is developing...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each department. The Civil Service constantly reviews its capabilities in order to deliver the Government's commitment to leave the EU and get the best deal for the UK. Civil Service HR is working with all departments across the Civil Service to better understand their capacity and capability requirements.


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