The Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) is an enormous undertaking. In fact, it’s the largest and most complex infrastructure rollout in Europe ever seen and one of the most successful IT projects within Government to date.
This success is due in no small part to the commitment of the Defence Information Services Team, ATLAS and wider MOD teams working jointly to drive out inefficiencies and increase efficiencies throughout the Defence Sector in every aspect of the programme - and to simply make the implementation of DII more affordable.
The challenge meant maximising the benefit of legacy closure, scrutinising the smallest of details to reduce the cost and number of new installations wherever possible, and finding innovative ways to also reduce the costs of applications, software and systems across the entire programme.
Regardless of how the challenge was met, efficiencies and cost savings could not be at the expense of security which has remained of paramount importance at every stage of the DII programme to date.