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Spotlight on Military Digitisation: Accelerating Digital Transformation

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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

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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.

NELSON - A Design Sprint with the Royal Navy Medical Service (RNMS)

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In 5 days, we prototyped a service which will allow Medical Assistants (MAs) to digitally record their training and experiences and tested it with 8 users.  About NELSON The Royal Navy’s NELSON is a team of user researchers, designers, engineers …

Creating the Defence Digital Service (DDS) in MOD

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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. 

A NELSON 'First Look' - How and why we have a workshop before we move on to a discovery

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A ‘First Look’ is a 2-day pre-discovery workshop that brings together stakeholders with digital experts. It allows the Royal Navy's digital transformation team from NELSON to understand just enough about the subject to recommend the next steps.