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Ministry of Defence: ICT

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 111747, tabled on 15 December 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what services are being provided through each contract procured by his Department for its digital transformation programme.

Answered on

20 December 2022

The Ministry of Defence is delivering Digital Transformation through five key themes as set out in the Digital Strategy for Defence, published in April 2021. The five themes are: People, Process, Data, Technology, and Cyber. Transformation activity is increasingly intrinsic to the entire Digital spend of the department to maximise impact and pace and it would be difficult to itemise specific Transformation contributions from the whole portfolio. Within the core Transformation Team and the key themes, we have placed contracts for the following services:

Area

Description of Services

Principal Suppliers

Total 2022-23 Forecast (£million)*

Core Central Team

Support to our overall cohesion and governance of the Digital Transformation programme.

- i3Works.

0.9

People

Services to provide training and wider skills development.

- PA Consulting; - Kornferry; - Turner & Townsend.

13.3

Process

To establish a transparent pan-Defence digital portfolio, establish common architectural standards and design services, support enterprise-wide IT operations, establish Digital Category management, and implement and assure digital controls.

- La Fosse; - Turner & Townsend; - VIMA; - KPMG; - Capita; - BMT Defence and Security UK; - Tisski; - Net Consulting.

16.1

Data & Technology

To support the development of our strategic use of Data, core technology areas including Digital Foundry, a multi-class hyperscale cloud, and a next generation resilient network with associated technical support.

- Accenture; - Amazon Web Services (SoftwareOne); - KPMG; - Microsoft; - Microsoft (Boxxe); - Inform Ltd; - Atos; - PA Consulting; - Cognizant UK; - Capgemini; - Actica Consulting; - Digi2al; - Improbable; - Informatica; - Global Resourcing; - Palantir.

132.4

Cyber

Support to improve our Cyber defence, cohesion, and integrated planning.

- Qinetiq; - Logiq Consulting; - Boxxe; - CGI IT UK; - CDW; - Leonardo UK; - Vysiion; - Garrison Technology; - Rohde & Schwarz UK; - Kaze Digital & Data.

127.5

*All figures provided are inclusive of non-recoverable VAT.

The table above lists the principal suppliers for each of our core strategic themes. There are other, lower value contracts with suppliers that are included in the total value but have not been listed above. Excluding Cyber, there are 48 contracts associated with supporting Transformation. Within the entirety of the Cyber portfolio, there are 69 contracts which cover Defensive Cyber and Operations and Cyber Resilience.

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