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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.

Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre
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HMGCC
AbbreviationHMGCC
Legal statusGovernment agency
PurposeGovernment communications research
Location
Region served
UK
Membership
380 staff
Parent organization
FCO
AffiliationsGCHQ, MI5
Budget
£30m
WebsiteHMGCC

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HistoryEdit

HMGCC used to have a communications centre at Signal Hill near Gawcott, in Buckinghamshire. Stephen Ball was Chief Executive until 2000,[1] when Dr John Widdowson took over; Widdowson moved to GCHQ in 2005.[2]

StructureEdit

The organisation employs more than 500 personnel[3] 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:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Honorary Doctorate". Plymouth University. Archived from the original on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ "John Widdowson becomes Director of CESG". University of Warwick. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ HMGCC Website, retrieved 2018-09-28

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