Command and Control Windows 8.1

Reference code: 
PCD 232
Date signed: 
21 July 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The MPS is seeking funding to upgrade all Command and Control CAD desktops at a cost of £733,000. The project will bring alignment to the MPS’s corporate objective of upgrading to Windows 8.1 to address operating system obsolescence across the MPS estate.


The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is asked to approve the allocation and release of £733,000 funding to cover the cost of upgrading all CAD desktops to Windows 8.1.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    The MPS wishes to upgrade all Command and Control CAD desktops, which were originally outside     of the scope of the Next Generation Desktop Windows 8.1 Deployment programme. The CAD     desktops were part of the now defunct Command and Control Futures Programme. This upgrade     project will support the MPS’s corporate objective of achieving the implementation of Windows 8.1 across the whole estate and address operating system obsolescence within the MPS estate.    

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The current CAD desktops are nearing the end of support life and need to be replaced/upgraded to ensure continued support and maintenance from the SIAM support providers.

2.2.    See the Part 2 for details.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1    The cost of £733,000 to upgrade the Command and Control CAD desktops to Windows 8.1 will be     funded via a virement from the ANPR programme capital plan. 

3.2    Further details are contained in the Part 2. 

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    There are no legal implications arising from this report.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Briefing note.

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