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Ministry of Defence: Digital Technology

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Director General, Chief Information Officer (CIO), is responsible for digital maturity in the Ministry of Defence.

The CIO has mechanisms in place across defence to ensure that we regularly exploit modern digital opportunities to improve the outputs of defence. These mechanisms include a pan-Defence Digital & IT (D&IT) Coherence Board, a single D&IT Transformation programme, innovation centres of expertise and the maintenance of common IT architectures and standards.

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