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We are the catalyst for change in the Defence and Security community, helping our clients to transform performance and to achieve a safer world.

With over 70 years’ experience delivering defence and security-related assignments, we have a deep understanding of the complex and volatile security challenges facing the sector and a heritage of innovation and technology-enabled change.  This is why our clients recognise PA as a world-class strategic advisor and delivery partner. 

We combine unrivalled sector insight with specialist expertise drawn from different industries and geographies. This means the solutions we develop are both innovative and pragmatic.  

Whether you operate in the public or private sector, we can help to: 

  • increase the contribution of defence to national prosperity
  • strengthen national security to protect the public and save lives
  • promote innovation to maintain operational advantage
  • deliver greater productivity from the available resources
  • increase revenue, reduce costs and improve programme performance
  • address the technology, people, organisational and cultural aspects of change. 

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  • How can the government protect the UK from cyberattacks?A critical report by the Public Accounts Committee states that it's taken government too long to consolidate and coordinate the 'alphabet soup' of agencies that are meant to be protecting Britain online. The PAC goes on to provide six recommendations that will increase the UK's security. But do they really hold the answer? Mark Barmby, PA defence and security expert, tackles the three he thinks are the most important. 09/02/2017
  • National Cyber Security StrategyPA's Security experts have analysed the National Cyber Security Strategy, distilled its key themes and are delighted to present a set of insights. 21/10/2016
  • Bridging the gap between capture and execution: are you wasting your secrets to success?Strategic risk management is needed to better bridge the gap between capture teams and execution teams in defense bids. 01/11/2016
  • The opportunity of BrexitIt is clear from our conversations with senior government and industry experts in the aerospace, defence and security (ADS) sector that the prolonged political and economic instability of Brexit will bring additional challenges to a sector that has already been tested by a long-term reduction in spending. 28/09/2016
  • Delivering the Air Power ambitions of SDSR 2015: Time for a new focus on RAF innovationTo optimise its delivery of UK Air Power and meet the many challenges of SDSR 2015, the RAF must be willing to enhance its innovative capability and embrace new ways of thinking. 29/04/2016
  • Working together to deliver prosperity and securityFor the first time in a decade, the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) brings into focus the importance of global prosperity to national security, and the role that defence and security plays in bringing prosperity to the UK. 24/11/2015
  • Unlocking digital transformation within partnershipsPolice forces face some tough choices about the best way to access and share digital information and intelligence. 24/11/2015
  • SDSR 2015PA's Defence and Security experts have analysed the Strategic Defence and Security Review, distilled its key themes and are delighted to present a set of insights. 19/11/2015
  • Getting better value from complex system procurementRetaining control of internal interfaces opens up a range of commercial and engineering approaches that can help you get much greater value for money from your complex system procurement. 16/11/2015
  • Cybercrime tipping pointCybercrime tipping point - Public perceptions survey report 20/10/2015
  • Innovation as unusualOur research, spanning 15 countries and nine sectors, shows that organisations are losing money and missing out on valuable opportunities. Our survey reveals five 'innovation killers' that senior executives must address to stop their great ideas from leaking through the cracks. 15/06/2015
  • Innovate or suffocate: UK defence and its response to a disruptive worldFor UK defence to realise the capabilities and operational advantage it needs in this dynamic environment, it needs to change how it invests in and promotes innovation. This means targeting investment on where government can make the greatest impact and linking across military, civilian and academic sectors to drive and exploit innovations. It also means changing how Defence asks for what it needs and plans for evolving rather than stable requirements. 06/03/2015

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