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UK revises Defence information strategy

The UK Ministry of Defence recently released an update to its Defence information strategy, originally published in 2016. The update sets out a number of small, but important, changes to realise the defence information vision to “deliver information capabilities to defence that act as a force multiplier”.

The strategy revision is also accompanied by structural changes within Information Systems and Services (ISS), most notably the separation of the 3* roles of defence chief information officer and chief executive officer ISS. The idea is that the CIO will be primarily concerned with policy, strategy, assurance and design for ICT portfolio across the MOD, whereas the CEO ISS will focus on defence ICT delivery and support to users.

The whole document is worth a read, particularly the section on the idea of Defence as a Platform (DaaP).

The Defence information strategy can be found on the UK Government website.

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