2014 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: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Echo is rolling out 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 Programme also caters for other members of the UK Government's Overseas Community, delivering a sharable service whereby the FCO provides the 'platform of choice'. 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: The RAG rating for Echo is based on our most recent Gateway (Gate 4, April 2011). A/G rather than Green feels appropriate in any case at this point, with remaining UK campus sites currently due to be deployed by mid November. The UK campus sites are challenging and the risks are being carefully managed. Until systems and processes are fully tested and signed off, we have adopted a cautionary approach.
Start date: 2009-06-09
End date: 2012-12-31
Schedule text: No departmental narrative
Baseline: £22.82m
Forecast: £22.82m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: No departmental narrative
Whole Life Cost: £182.85m
WLCost text: No departmental narrative
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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