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Databases: Telecommunications

Home Department written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Nick de Bois Nick de Bois Conservative, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department's Communications Capabilities Development Programme was established; and how many of the staff involved in that programme previously worked on the (a) Interception Modernisation Programme and (b) Mastering the Internet Programme.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

holding answer 19 June 2012

The Communications Capabilities Development Programme was established in April 2011. 60% of the current programme staff also worked on the Interception Modernisation Programme.

Mastering The Internet is part of GCHQ's corporate technical investment programme and is designed to help GCHQ to keep pace with developments in internet-base communications technology in support of its intelligence and security mission.

GCHQ does not comment on numbers of staff involved in its operations.

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