MOD sites to be shut down

Military websites to be closed in money saving measure

In these austere times Westminster are taking cost cutting measures across the board. It is hoped these will go some way to saving money or at least cauterising debt.

But another side effect is the potential for stream lining services.

Due to efficiency measures this year Government policy dictates that all external Departmental websites must close down.

Future communications from the Government are planned to come from the DirectGov website.

A number of key MOD sites will be affected by the changes

Acquisition Operating Framework

Admiralty Charts and Publications

Armed Forces Day    



Army Online (gone)

Blogspot – Service Personnel and Veterans Agency


Chief Scientific Advisor

Dartmoor Ranges (MOD)

Defence Academy    

Defence Analytical Services Agency    

Defence Consultations

Defence Image Database

Defence Media Operations Centre

Defence News Imagery

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory    

DN Notice System     

Future of Navigation 

Light Dragoons

Met Office   

Ministry of Defence (MOD)      

MOD Police UK

Queens Harbour Master Portsmouth    

RAF News   

Royal Air Force (RAF)

Royal Air Force (RAF) Community Support

Royal Navy 

Royal Navy Community Website

Scottish Naval Exercise Area Information

Service Adventurous Training (gone)

Soldier Magazine      

Sovereign Base Areas Cyprus

Submarine dismantling

UK Hydrographic Office

Veterans-UK Information Portal

The shut down scheme is due to begin 31st March and continue into the summer.

The MOD have requested that and some other vital sites stay operational but it remains to be seen whether these exemptions will be accepted by the Cabinet Office.

The changes will not only affect business but also the social aspect of military sites. The Royal Navy’s ‘Jack Speak’ has already relocated to a blog site.

If you disagree with this policy, then you can of course write to your MP.

Internal intranet sites and access by suppliers via the RLI to intranet sites is NOT affected.

Will these changes bring about a more streamlined and efficient information service or a restricted one?

How will they affect business relationships?

What do you think about the changes?


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