2013 Report details for project: Echo

Project name: Echo - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: FCO (D13) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Echo is a new global network for voice and data services currently delivered through the FCO Telecommunications Network (FTN) to FCO Overseas Posts. It will also replace the Managed Telephony Service (MTS) delivered to FCO sites across the UK. The Echo Programme will make a substantial contribution to delivering the FCO’s ICT Strategy and, in turn, support Diplomatic Excellence which is the FCO’s reform and modernisation programme.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text:
Start date: 2009-06-09
End date: 2012-12-31
Schedule text: The programme rollout to overseas Posts was delayed, largely as a result of Olympics activities taking higher priority and an end date of 31/3/2013 is currently forecast.
Baseline: £29.96m
Forecast: £32.07m
Variance: 7.04%
Variance text: The programme rollout to overseas Posts was delayed, largely as a result of Olympics activities taking higher priority. Operation of the existing Foreign Office Telecoms Network (FTN) therefore had to be extended and the increase in the 12/13 budget reflects the additional costs.
Whole Life Cost: £179.00m
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Sourcefile: FCO_2013.csv

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