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Helping you meet Defence and GOV.UK standards

How to do things in Defence

Use common approaches and tools.

Meet the standard

Check why the GOV.UK Service Standard is important for all digital services in Defence.


Follow best practice, meet the regulations and deliver services that can be used by anyone in Defence.


Do the right thing when you meet with people across Defence and keep your team safe.

Secure by Design

Make technology and services secure from the start and reduce cyber security risks to Defence.

Security classifications

Keep and share information securely, check how to use security classifications and label information.

Service assessments

How service assessments help your service, how to book one and what to expect.

Your role in Defence

We are working on guidance for all roles in digital teams.


Make sure the technology you choose is right for people in Defence and is sustainable.


Create clear content, check the styles you need to use and how to work with content designers.


Start with simple designs, name services well, use the right styles and design for safety.

User research

How to find participants, store user research data and share your findings across Defence.

Your community

Meet others doing your role, use shared tools and learn from projects across Defence.

Get involved

Help improve the Defence Service Manual.

Suggest content

Add guidance and ways of working to the Defence Service Manual.

Take part in user research

Get involved with user research sessions, anyone in Defence can take part.