MoD awards £540m extension to DII

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    The Ministry of Defence has agreed to the next phase of its Defence Information Infrastructure programme, provided by HP's Atlas Consortium.

    DII increment 3a, which the MoD agreed to on 18 December 2009, will involve 42,000 more computer terminals working with restricted and secret material at permanent MoD sites, replacing old hardware, according to defence minister Quentin Davies. It will also provide enhanced capability to 60,000 personnel, particularly within the Royal Air Force and at Joint Helicopter Command.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/21/mod_dii_extension/
     
  2. Any way of using it on a laptop or at home?
     
  3. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Ah, so that's what the Crabs do these days.
     
  4. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    Yes - you have been able to work from home on a dii laptop since about June last year.

    Quite well known that.
     
  5. DII/F laptops are available at a high price and, if they have the correct software, will work at home when plugged directly into your router. Otherwise, you need a 3G modem. The security restrictions are very tight and you should research those issues before requesting a DII/F laptop.

    I wonder if this contract will include all the goodies we were promised for Release 3a?!

    Litotes
     
  6. 'DII/F laptops are available at a high price and, if they have the correct software, will work at home when plugged directly into your router.'

    Or free when left on a train or in a taxi near you.
     
  7. Silly man Seaweed, we Crabs no nothing, we leave it all the the Pongoes and Fishheads! :D
     
  8. Replacing the old hardware can only be good... had to do some pers admin on tuesday night, from turning PC on to just getting logged onto JPA took 45 mins :x
     
  9. Oh so you're already using DII(F) then? :D
     
  10. It's great! The funding keeps overpaid wasters like myself in a job :)