BATTLESPACE BOOK CLUB
26 Sep 07. UK Defence Statistics 2007 (UKDS 2007): Publication
The MoD announced (26 Sep 07) publication of UKDS 2007. The first edition is being issued as a web document only “due to planned forthcoming revisions to a large proportion of the Service personnel data”. The second edition, incorporating the revisions, is planned to be issued “shortly”.
Comment: Although the MoD claims that UKDS 2007 will be issued “shortly”, the final version of UKDS 2006 was delayed by four months until 26 Jan 07. As DNA has noted in another context, the introduction of Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) has completely skewered all personnel data and rendered them useless. The MoD thus appears unable to account for its personnel. The ultimate irony is that JPA has been short listed for two Civil Service Awards (according to an MoD News Release on 26 Sep 07). (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0738, 01 Oct 07)