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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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  • Our latest research reveals that many organisations are missing out on innovation's potential. Are you? As a leader in developing and delivering innovation solutions across industry, we were keen to know how executives perceive innovation, what value they attach to it, how they embed it in their organisations, and how they use it to drive change. 06/04/2017
  • Are you ready for the investigatory powers act? Communications Service Providers (CSP) need to start planning and preparation now to ensure their own interests are represented when they meet the challenges of the Investigatory Powers Act 27/03/2017
  • Is my SOC making any difference?How effective is your SOC in protecting your business from cyber attack? Use security scenarios to find out. 16/03/2017
  • What's next for the National Cyber Security Centre?The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) brings together and replaces the information security arm of GCHQ, the Centre for Cyber Assessment, Computer Emergency Response Team UK and the cyber-related responsibilities of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. But with over 180 cyber attacks classed by the NCSC as category two or three during the last three months, there's no time to lose. Three of our experts weigh in on what the NCSC should do next. 22/02/2017
  • 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

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