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Departmental Information and Communications Technology

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10. (307568)

The Department’s chief information officer (CIO) is employed at the senior civil service pay band 2 level, on a permanent contract. The CIO budget is £86.5 million, a significant proportion of which (£55 million) is allocated for spectrum usage charges paid to Ofcom for the frequency bands assigned to MOD.