New secure communications services to support the UK's Defence Diplomacy Mission have been provided to Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff worldwide following successful trials by the MoD of a solution designed, developed and operated by Capgemini.
The new e-Services support the Defence Diplomacy Mission whose stated purpose is: 'To provide forces to meet the varied activities undertaken by the MoD to dispel hostility, build and maintain trust and assist in the development of democratically accountable armed forces, thereby making a significant contribution to conflict prevention and resolution.' DD DECS enables the Defence Attaches to function as a worldwide 'virtual community', sharing plans, communications, work programmes and documents in a secure environment. The new e-Services also include an International Defence Training (IDT) database to support the MoD's extensive activities in providing training for the armed forces of Britain's allies and partners around the world. The DD DECS facilities are the latest of several defence services, known collectively as the Defence Collaboration Programme (DCP), designed jointly by the MoD and Capgemini and based upon the DECS platform. The design of DD DECS incorporates the latest Microsoft SharePoint Server technology.