Editorial

Whitehall plans security clusters pilot

Between four and six departments due to be involved in trial, likely to begin this month

Posted 4 October 2016 by

Cabinet OfficeThe Cabinet Office is at the heart of an ambitious plan to address security concerns in Whitehall by pooling scarce resources and creating security clusters.

It is understood that a pilot cluster, expected to launch soon, will incorporate a series of functions, including finance, staff working, roles and responsibilities and standards and performance.

Government officials are currently discussing membership of the pilot cluster with between four and six departments, as well as the initial security services to be offered when it launches.

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