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Departmental ICT

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what major IT programmes (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. (242180)

Using £100 million as a nominal threshold for determining major programmes, the following table provides information on the major programmes included in the MOD Non Equipment Investment Plan. It should be noted that many front line equipment programmes also have IT elements embedded within them; our agencies have no IT programmes of the relevant magnitude.


Current estimated cost

Current estimated completion date

Defence Information Infrastructure (Future)—DII(F)

£4.5 billion is the approved programme cost of the four DII(F) increments on contract at this time; £7.1 billion is the estimated cost of the whole programme over 10 years, including all seven increments; departmental and programme management costs; legacy systems costs and separately funded but essential programmes upon which DII depends.

March 2015

Defence Fixed Telecommunication Service—DFTS

£1.8 billion

1 April 2005 to 31 July 2012

Defence Electronic Commerce System—DECS

£243 million. This is an estimate of the total money that will be paid for the DECS service but excludes services that are provided under separate approvals, but use a part of the DECS architecture.

First services went live in July 2002. Contract expires in July 2012.

Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory—MJDI

£180.2 million up to 31March 2017

Delivery of fully operating software December 2011. Completion of roll-out to all frontline units Q1 2014.

Whole Fleet Management related IT project Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions (JAMES)

£120.085 million. The cost provided is the latest estimate for the development and delivery of JAMES 1, ELC (Equipment Loading Capability) and JAMES Land over the 10-year period 2004-05 to 2014-15.

4th quarter 2014-15

Defence Medical Information Capability Programme—DMICP

£99.210 million. The programme is a combination of Business Change and IT, and both activities are included in the cost.

June 2016