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15 Jan 09. Defence Information Infrastructure (DII): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report. The PAC published (15 Jan 09) a Report on the DII project, together with associated oral and written evidence. DII is currently replacing hundreds of existing computer systems with a single new system. The MoD intends to have some 150,000 terminals supporting 300,000 users at over 2,000 sites, with additional capability on deployed Operations and in ships. If fully implemented, DII is expected to cost £7,100m by 2015.
Comment: DII has suffered from “major delays”: 62,800 terminals should have been installed by 31 Jul 07 but only 45,600 were in place on 30 Sep 08. The PAC Report is available, as HC 100, for £11:00. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/04, 19 Jan 09)