BMT with Defence Digital

Change and Transformation in the Public Sector

Cyber security is an area where new technology is emerging quickly and the associated business processes by which you exploit this technology need to evolve equally rapidly. In addition, when working in the public sector on critical government services impacting national interests and operations across the globe, the stakes for not transforming couldn’t be higher.

The client, Defence Digital, is at the heart of this challenge delivering Digital and Information Technology and has an important role within the MOD in the new age of information warfare. They take responsibility for ensuring effective Digital and Information Technology (D&IT) is delivered into the hands of the military and front-line commands. This includes leading on the MOD Cyber Resilience Strategy, capability development and policy, as well as supplying IT to over 200,000 users across defence around the globe.

The drive to improve innovation, interoperability and digital information exploitation across defence is critical to ensure secure operations and safeguard our nation’s security, stability, and prosperity.

Although their current approach was fulfilling the core required functionality, Defence Digital were not treating the data as a wider strategic asset. Therefore, the organisation was missing out on a wealth of additional information and potentially wasting one of their strongest assets. To enable proactive Defensive Cyber Monitoring, Defence Digital needed to create a new way of working and processes to manage data as a strategic asset.

BMT supported the transition to a new approach of data management to enable Defence Digital to stay on top of the technology development cycles. As customer friend, we introduced a tailored configured Enterprise Architecture practice called The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF).

We combined our knowledge and understanding of TOGAF with our Agile delivery knowledge and bodies of knowledge to create a unique solution for the client’s need. This bespoke solution allowed us to address the problem of scaling, timeliness, and technical assurance.

To achieve the objectives and enable the transformational change, we provided a blended, multi-disciplinary team, who worked hand in hand with the client to identify and mitigate upcoming risks. The development of the project roadmap using TOGAF and Scaled Agile techniques, allowed the broad range of the solution options to be explored ahead of implementation in a consistent and coherent manner.

The BMT team delivered valuable benefits to the client including, significant cost savings (estimated to be up to 60% of total costs), increased decision-making agility, created a collaborative knowledge sharing environment and a secure and efficient data management process. Due to the support of an experienced, multi-skilled team from BMT, Defence Digital are now data-driven and able to confidently and securely make faster and better strategic and operational decisions and improve Defence outcomes.

Dan Jones, Service Owner (Defensive Cyber Operations) comments: “BMT has stood out from the crowd, by not only providing the core domain expertise but having the right culture and behaviour that mean that together we have achieved the outcomes needed.”

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