The Ministry of Defence is one of the largest landowners in the UK with extensive, diverse and unique infrastructure. This DIO-managed estate is vital for Defence personnel to live, work, train and deploy. Life at DIO I joined …
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that DIO has a pretty varied range of responsibilities. Even many DIO staff don’t realise, though, that we run a power station. It’s at RAF Fylingdales in the North …
Today is International Women in Science Day and to celebrate I’d like to tell you about how I’ve used science in my career at DIO.
From visiting marine sites to supporting multi-million infrastructure projects and travelling the Defence estate to see how soldiers live, work and train, an apprenticeship at DIO can offer a range of unique opportunities.
It’s Data Protection Day, so what more appropriate time to talk about how we use data in DIO? Recently DIO has sought to investigate how we can use our data to find ways to better support the Armed Forces. Read on to find out more.
We have at least 3 million ash trees across the MOD estate, so managing the tree disease ash dieback is a significant objective of our sustainable woodland management and long-term forest planning. Read on to find out more.
It’s National Mentoring Month and to celebrate I’d like to tell you about the experiences I’ve gained both as a mentor and mentee throughout my civil service career.
Today, marked the official launch of my new book on 'Exercise Beowulf' which covers years of excavation work at Barrow Clump.
It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago DIO awarded Kier VolkerFitzpatrick the contract to build facilities for the arrival of US F35s at RAF Lakenheath in 2021.
On the 3rd December, I attended the annual MOD Sanctuary Awards and as we come to the end of the Year of Green Action, it was a great time to reflect on our responsibility to preserve and nurture our estate.