Recent years have seen the Ministry of Defence (MOD) ever more in the public spotlight, as events in Afghanistan and Iraq have unfolded and budgetary issues have been repeatedly covered in the national press. These issues combined with numerous external reports such as the 2009 Gray Report on defence procurement and the 2011 Levine Report on MOD structure and management have created a number of competing pressures and objectives that the MOD is having to respond to. Balancing the complexities of keeping our servicemen and women safe as they serve whilst transforming many of the functions and activities that make MOD function as the fifth largest Government department by budget is an extremely complex task.
The experience and skills within Deloitte mean we are ideally placed to help MOD work through these challenges. The areas below are just some of the examples of the ways in which we are supporting the MOD to deliver its challenging agenda.
We like to think that the way we approach our work is one of the key reasons why our clients use us again. The MOD is no exception to this, and over recent years we have grown and developed the way we provide MOD with the services it requires to meet its challenges. At any one time we have around 80 practitioners from across our business delivering projects for the MOD, with many more in our firm with experience of previous MOD project work. We work closely with our clients in a truly collaborative manner, delivering the full breadth of our firm which covers services including:
Having delivered over 100 different projects across all areas of the MOD including Main Building, Defence Equipment & Support, Land, Air, Fleet, PJHQ and Defence Infrastructure Organisation has enabled us to develop a thorough understanding of the different operational priorities, business drivers and departmental interdependencies that form the contextual environment key decisions have to be made within. We are therefore able to provide meaningful and appropriate advice that offers true value to our MOD clients.