19 May 2014

MOD to adopt streamlined data capture technologies

Summary: New software which aims to enable the MOD to effectively aggregate, communicate and share information will be introduced as part of a new contract awarded to IT specialists BMT Group.

The new centralised database will allow information captured by Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG) staff in the field.

Military support to civilian efforts

MSSG is a unique organisation that provides military support to the civilian efforts to help stabilise countries around the world that are either emerging from conflict, or are at risk of sliding into conflict.

The contract is part of the MOD’s drive to refine and enhance the efficiency of cross-government information sharing. BMT will provide continued hosting support for the central database and web-based dashboard system, supporting the real-time monitoring and reporting from governmental stabilisation exercises.

Efficient information sharing

Sam Dorling, Project Manager at BMT Defence Services explains: “Providing a more streamlined and efficient way of capturing, storing and sharing information is a key requirement for the MOD. 

“Receiving critical information from the MSSG in real time will allow various stakeholders to be kept fully up to speed with current activities on the ground and allow them to take, if required, any necessary action quickly.”