Office of Net Assessment and Challenge

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th February 2021.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on establishing the Office of Net Assessment and Challenge.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what budget he plans to allocate to the Office of Net Assessment and Challenge.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff he plans to allocate to the Office of Net Assessment and Challenge.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

The new Secretary of State’s Office of Net Assessment and Challenge was announced in December last year. It will undertake strategic analysis, net assessment, doctrinal development, and red teaming, in order to provide a strengthened challenge function within the Ministry of Defence.

The composition, size, and budget of the Office is still under development, incorporating advice from Air Marshal Edward Stringer, Director-General Joint Force Development, and further details will be announced on completion.

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