UK Defence and Security

Software solutions and digital consultancy support to help make information transfer efficient and critical decisions easier.

Boosting the UK’s defence capability through better use of data

In today’s digital age, threats are constantly evolving. It’s vital that organisations delivering complex and highly sensitive defence and security programmes can rely on the applications and software they use to gain an information advantage. The linchpin is data.

At Civica, we help the UK defence sector to collect, share, properly store and better understand, manage and govern its data - turning it into valuable insights, used on and off the physical and digital battlefield. We provide complex organisations with the information they need, supporting multi-department working and enabling mission-critical decisions to be made fast.

A breadth of embedded digital expertise in the Ministry of Defence

As of October 2022

  • Civica’s support to Defence Digital includes activities across a multitude of their digital transformation programme, but specifically supporting data governance, the production of JSP 441 plus development of the Defence Digital Data Analytics Platform (DDAP). Most recently, Civica have been assisting Defence Digital address MoD’s Digital Upskilling needs by conducting a Training Needs Analysis of their Data Governance and Data Management needs, and then defining and developing the supporting training courses which will go live Q1 2023.
  • Civica has helped Army HQ implement data governance, quality, architecture and digital upskilling. Supporting Army HQ’s Project THEIA (the digitisation of information and digital technologies to improve operational and business decision-making) Civica’s support has focused in three areas: firstly, the production of the Army Command Standing Order (ACSO) 18/08 the Data Governance & Coherence Directive; secondly, in Jun 2022 Civica established the Army’s Data Governance Office to deliver a central and cohesive data governance framework across the Army’s Directorates and thirdly, Civica are now closely engaged with D Info staff to deliver an associated, extensive digital upskilling programme.
  • Civica are currently employed as Dstl Programme Mobilisation Delivery Partner for its S&T Data Exploitation Enabling Programme (DEEP). DEEP will address Dstl’s requirements across 6 key workstreams (Data Architecture, Governance, Quality, Catalogue, Literacy and Value), plus a set of supporting, programme-level requirements (Impact on Dstl Digital Infrastructure, Business Change & Communications Management, Community of Practice, Benefits Management & Realisation, Director Programme Support).
  • Supporting DE&S with its Enterprise Data Management (EDM) programme, we have developed a comprehensive, multi-functional and successful approach to addressing MOD’s data management and data knowledge requirements, utilising a Data Management Association framework to address the MOD’s data architecture, data governance, and data quality requirements.

A reliable partner

  • We have the teams and processes to deliver GDS-compliant services, including government-approved facilities suitable for SECRET projects.
  • We’ve a proven track record – with over 25 years’ experience providing services to government bodies, armed forces and defence organisations.
  • A team of over 400 security cleared staff.
  • Our processes are certified to ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Cyber Essentials standards.


The organisations we work with

The British Army’s digital transformation journey

As a key strategic partner, we are proud to collaborate in the latest British Army report showcasing their digital transformation journey.

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Civica proudly supports those who serve

We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our commitment in supporting the Armed Forces community by employing veterans, service personnel and their families.

The journey to a data driven government

The goals and priorities set out in the National Data Strategy (NDS) are more important than ever. But what’s holding back progress? And how have departments overcome these obstacles?

In our latest whitepaper, Civica and Dods Research gathered insights from 848 civil servants.

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Data drives better outcomes

Discover our practical three-step approach to unlocking the power of the data you already hold.

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