Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre
Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) is an organisation which provides electronics and software to support the communication needs of the British Government. Based at Hanslope Park, it is closely linked with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British intelligence community.
|Legal status||Government agency|
|Purpose||Government communications research|
HMGCC used to have a communications centre at Signal Hill near Gawcott, in Buckinghamshire. Stephen Ball was Chief Executive until 2000, when Dr John Widdowson took over; Widdowson moved to GCHQ in 2005.
The organisation employs more than 500 personnel and the solutions it provides are bespoke to fit the needs of the government, its organisations, and specifically its intelligence assets. HMGCC is responsible for research and design in the following disciplines: