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Some scenes from outside the court today. Thanks to SP for taking them for @ComputerWeekly
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The exact location of the National Cyber Force headquarters has not been made public. But one possible location is Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone (below) not far from BAE Systems #NCF
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A small group of local councilors and academics and Lancashire Enterprise Council lobbied in secret for the National Cyber Force to be sited in Samlesbury. Ben Wallace (below) is MP for nearby Wyre and Preston North @BWallaceMP
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Manchester, which hosts @GCHQ's northern office, Heron House, (below) was also a contender for the headquarters of the National Cyber Force. Samlesbury had the advantage of building space, seclusion, the presence of BAE Systems military aircraft division.
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Manchester, which hosts @GCHQ's northern office, Heron House, (below) was also a contender for the headquarters of the National Cyber Force. Samlesbury had the advantage of building space, seclusion, the presence of BAE Systems military aircraft division.
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Secretary of State Minister Ben Wallace tours BAE Systems in Samelsbury after confirming that Lancashire will be the site of the UK's cyber force which will carry out offensive military operations @BWallaceMP
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The National Cyber Force will employ 3,000 people by 2023. That could mean the creation of 2,000 high-tech jobs for the region and the creation of a cyber corridor between Manchester and Lancashire.
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The National Cyber Force will be run by the Ministry of Defence, in partnership with GCHQ, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down. It is part of Strategic Command headed by General Sir Patrick Sanders (below)
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Lancashire University, which is 'triple accredited' by @NCSC for cyber security, has close ties with @GCHQ including joint research partnerships. It expects the National Cyber Force to attract more high-tech companies to its campus @LancasterUni
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Wish I had thought of that. @FellowesUKcustomer service fail. Duh!
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Are Whistleblower Laws Working? Not in the UK, according to this report from the International Bar Association. The most recent figures quoted from 2018 show that 17% of cases brought under PIDA are successful. bit.ly/3uVdcKo #Whistleblower @IBAnews @GovAcctProj . ·
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Assange leaving court this afternoon #Assange
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