Social Business for Defence – Why Bother?

Note that this post follows on from my recent blog entitled “Social Business for Defence – A Cure for Internal Amnesia & External Ignorance?” 

Defence & Intelligence Organisations are facing an unprecedented set of challenged as shown in Figure 1 below.

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Figure 1 – Defence Challenges 

Against a backdrop of budget cuts they face a totally unpredictable, technology savvy and asymmetric threat whilst having to cope with a vast variety of mission types, ranging from offensive operations to natural disaster recovery.

Coalition operations are now the norm. The need to team with military counterparts from other Countries and a vast array of other Government departments and NGOs adds considerable complexity.

Government is starting to embrace Social Media technologies as shown in the Figure 2 below to ensure it is:

  1. Connected – with citizens, leaders and partners to correctly position their policies and services
  2. Open – to embrace the drives towards open and transparent Government
  3. Responsive – to use information and insight to anticipate and address evolving situations or opportunities
  4. Secure – so that appropriate controls and protection is in place to prevent leakage or contamination of sensitive information
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Figure 2 – Government Response 

Military organisations share many of these pressures hence can learn from these early initiatives to transform.


Agree? Disagree? Disinterested? I welcome your feedback / participation preferably via this blog or by e-mail / telephone if you prefer. AND watch this space for WHAT Social Media can offer a Defence organisation.

Director - Blockchain | National Security - CTO Team Europe

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