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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 …

Achieving Alpha: A step towards modernising Veterans UK digital services

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Tom Stewart, Assistant Head of Modernisation for Veterans UK, a pillar of MOD’s Defence Business Services (DBS) reflects on the Alpha assessment process for digitising the process to apply for the Armed Forces Compensation and War Pensions Schemes. My team …

How we’re fostering collaboration between Royal Navy and US Navy digital delivery teams

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In early August 2020, we started exploring interoperability and interchangeability between Royal Navy and US Navy digital applications. We used a virtual workshop to establish links between two digital delivery teams, test methods for international collaboration and develop deeper technical …

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 …

Why we set up the Royal Navy Digital and Data Board and how it’s helping to drive innovation

Like much of the Defence community, the Royal Navy is on a digital transformation journey. Initiatives like NELSON and Navy Service Standards are great examples of work underway to build digital and data capabilities from the ground up. At the …