Spotlight on Military Digitisation: Accelerating Digital Transformation

In this 'Spotlight on...' series, we offer insights into the roles and responsibilities of people and teams working in digital and technology within the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This post features Defence Digital’s Major General Tom Copinger-Symes, who took up the new …

Project Gunwarf: How everyone can contribute to Information Warfare

Introduction by Commodore Richard Winter, Assistant Chief of Staff J3 (Operations), Defence Digital Operations Headquarters: “When Lieutenant Commander Jon Parker joined last year, he was fresh from his Head of Department job at sea and full of enthusiasm to continue …

Defence Digital Service (DDS) – Readiness Reporting & Deployability Discovery (R2-D2)

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The R2-D2 discovery sprint

This discovery sprint looked into how Defence as a whole assesses 'readiness' (supply and demand) of the people and the equipment in our military. Reporting 'readiness' is done both against the Defence Plan (our committed forces) and for all other ad hoc tasks. And because we’re nerds, we have called this the 'Readiness Reporting and Deployability Discovery' – or R2-D2.

Creating the Defence Digital Service (DDS) in MOD

The Defence Digital Service (DDS), a new group in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are here to help pave the way for the rapid delivery of user-centred products and services in Defence. Using modern practices and technologies, they are aiming to bring tactical and strategic advantage by responding rapidly to user needs, both in the office and in the battlespace.