How do you meet one of the biggest IT challenges ever for the Ministry of Defence?
In 2000, the MOD began plans to replace outdated and diverse IT systems with a single information infrastructure. This is the story of the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII).
At the outset, there was a huge number of IT systems developed over the years to meet the changing needs of the MOD. Some were bespoke but outdated. Many required regular upgrading and maintenance. Other systems simply weren’t able to exchange information accurately, efficiently or quickly enough to meet the demands of the Defence Sector as it moved into the
21st century. The plans for this mammoth undertaking – designed to enable better communication, promote more efficient ways of working and provide greater value for money – would ultimately become the Defence Information Infrastructure, known in short as DII.