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Digital and information technologies strategy

Effective exploitation of information and systems are vital to defence. This strategy sets out the establishment of a D&IT function to support this.

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MOD has come a long way in recent years in successfully updating its outdated IT systems and introducing the industry standard Office 365 suite. We must continue to enable users to exploit new ICT services and tools as they are introduced.

There remains too many different, unconnected systems, of non-standard design that are difficult and expensive to maintain, often running highly bespoke and costly software. D&IT is a central enabler in the operational space and must receive adequate funding. Skills must continue to be developed in the D&IT community across defence and we must fully and efficiently exploit the external D&IT market.

Published 10 April 2019