A Little About Us
The Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function within the Home Office is at an exciting point of evolution. Since 2010, the delivery of technology services within the UK government has been radically transformed, in particular relating to the relationship with large suppliers. Major changes were implemented to enable departments to take back control of the design, build and/or operate aspects of their key technology services wherever appropriate. In many cases, such changes enable optimised economics, greater leverage of niche suppliers with deep subject matter expertise, better understanding and management of technical risk and greater agility and responsiveness to evolving business needs.
DDaT function is made up of around 1,500 staff, augmented by a large number of supplier partners. Every year our systems support over 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, 5 million passport applications and 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property.