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  • Defence Secretary announces investment in strategic Omani port

    • 22 Sep 2020

    The Defence Secretary has announced a further £23.8 million investment in the UK logistics hub at Duqm port.

  • Dstl Scientist shortlisted for Women in Defence Awards 2020

    • 16 Sep 2020

    Dstl’s Dr Kate Gill has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Collaborative’ category for her work on the UK F-35 program.

  • Furlough scheme sees up to £3.5 billion stolen or paid out in error

    • 8 Sep 2020

    Up to £3.5 billion has been paid out on fraudulent or incorrect claims for the Government’s furlough scheme, a top civil servant has revealed.

  • Scottish defence industry wins new radar contract

    • 7 Sep 2020

    The MOD has awarded a lion’s share of a contract worth £317 million to the Scottish defence industry.

  • Ministry of Defence set up anti-bullying helpline

    • 3 Sep 2020

    A confidential helpline has launched to provide support for defence personnel experiencing or witnessing bullying, harassment, or discrimination.

  • A Guide to Security Clearance

    • 26 Aug 2020

    A guide to what Security Clearance is, how to obtain it and the different levels of Security Clearance.

  • Government announces funding for Moray College Hub at RAF Lossiemouth

    • 20 Aug 2020

    An aerospace centre of excellence will be established adjacent to RAF Lossiemouth, backed by £21 million funding, the UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart has announced.

  • New award scheme shines spotlight on Cadet Force adult volunteers

    • 18 Aug 2020

    Thousands of Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) selflessly dedicate their time and energy to train and mentor cadets.

  • HMS Enterprise to deploy to Port of Beirut as Defence Secretary sets out package of support to Lebanon

    • 10 Aug 2020

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise will sail to Lebanon as part of a wide-ranging package of military support made available today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

  • ‘Radical’ reform needed for police to cope with modern crime and security threats, report finds

    • 29 Jul 2020

    Currently, police are operating under a model that dates back to 1962, despite major changes driven by ‘technology, globalisation, and social change’.

  • Public sector pay rise: police, armed forces and NCA staff among 900,000 workers set to get pay rise

    • 21 Jul 2020

    Almost one million public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise to thank them for their work during the coronavirus crisis, the Treasury has announced.

  • UK defence teams up with world leading UK space company to secure next generation of military communications

    • 20 Jul 2020

    A new military communications satellite is set to keep troops safe across the globe for decades to come, thanks to a £500 million contract confirmed today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

  • Scotland have failed to carry out any follow-up checks on people flying into the country due to ‘security clearance’ issues

    • 6 Jul 2020

    People entering Scotland from abroad have not received any follow-up checks by officials since quarantine rules were introduced due to “security clearance” issues with the Home Office.

  • Defence Secretary praises UK defence industry partnership

    • 29 Jun 2020

    Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has praised the Ministry of Defence’s partnership with Britain’s defence industry, which is rising to meet the challenges of maintaining critical output during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Contracting and Security Clearance: A Guide for Contractors

    • 26 May 2020

    Contractors who are offered contracts in government departments find that must require security clearance, or will be required to obtain it, before they can start working.

  • MoD signs £17.75 million deal with Microsoft to build Azure platform

    • 22 May 2020

    The Ministry of Defence has signed a £17.75 million deal with Microsoft to build a private cloud infrastructure on the Azure platform.

  • UK consider scrapping £92 million homegrown satellite navigation system

    • 18 May 2020

    Britain’s proposed satellite navigation system, which was intended to be an alternative to Europe’s Galileo system, may be scrapped for being a waste fo taxpayer funds.

  • Coronavirus: changes to the UK Security Vetting Services

    • 14 May 2020

    UKSV is still operating, just with a significantly reduced workforce, in support of the COVID-19 containment effort.

  • UK national security council has not met since January

    • 13 May 2020

    The lack of meetings prompt fears that it is being made deliberately redundant amid Covid-19 crisis.

  • UKCloud and VMware partner to meet the public sector demand for remote working

    • 4 May 2020

    Public sector-focused laaS provider UKCloud joins forces with VMware to meet the public sector demand for ‘government-grade’ Remote Desktop technology.