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Digital Transformation

Three (of many) challenges for becoming a digitally transformed British Army

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THEIA, the Army’s digital transformation programme, has grown in scope and ambition since I wrote my last Defence Digital blog post. As the Army seeks to continually develop and evolve, I’d like to explore three of the most challenging aspects …

Understanding online working in Defence: The importance of personas in user research

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Since December 2020, the Mission Platform team has been carrying out user research across the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Mission Platform team’s aim is to deliver the next generation of cloud, productivity and collaboration capabilities for the MOD. Our …

Programme THEIA: putting the ‘integrated’ into the Integrated Review

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Last month saw the long anticipated Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy published by the government. Amongst the long-term strategic plans, considerable sums of money, and recognition of how we need to adapt to the changing world, …

Sustaining the fight – what we learned in discovery

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In the first of a 3-part series, the Army Design Ops team and Army Digital Services (ADS) Deployed Application Group; who are pioneering user-centred design and design thinking within Defence, share some key insights from working on a discovery phase …

Kickstarting service assessments in the Royal Navy

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For those working in digital across government, the Service Standard and assessment process will be familiar as a unifying vision of what good looks like for the design, build and running of services. The Government Digital Service (GDS) formally brought …

Dstl AI Fest: Lessons from running a virtual conference

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fest is a conference series started by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the MOD’s research arm, in 2018. Beginning as a small, largely internal, conference it has rapidly grown into the UK’s largest Defence and …

DEFEnCEx0: Bringing together digital delivery teams across Defence

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Robin Riley recaps what happened at the first in a series of (un)conferences for digital practitioners in the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and Ministry of Defence. In common with many digital and technology teams all over the …