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Government Communications Headquarters

Government Communications Headquarters

Government Communications Headquarters

HANNIGAN, Robert Peter (born 1965), Director, Government Communications Headquarters, since 2014

WAKEFIELD, Derek John (1922 - 2013), Under Secretary, Government Communications Headquarters, 1978–82

ADYE, John (Anthony) (born 1939), Director, Government Communications Headquarters, 1989–96

TAYLOR, Geoffrey Keith (born 1948), Director (part-time), External Relations, Government Communications Headquarters, since 2001

LOBBAN, Iain (Robert) (born 1960), Director, Government Communications Headquarters, 2008–14

MEAD, Keith Owen (born 1945), Director of Technology and Engineering, Government Communications Headquarters, 1994–2000

COCKS, Clifford Christopher (born 1950), Chief Mathematician, Government Communications Headquarters, 2001–09

TOUCH, Arthur Gerald (1911 - 1994), Chief Scientist, Government Communications Headquarters, 1961–71

JONES, Eric (Malcolm) (1907 - 1986), Director, Government Communications Headquarters, Foreign Office, 1952–60, retired

DOYLE, (Michael) Leo (Haygarth) (born 1944), Director for Policy and Resources, Government Communications Headquarters, 2003–04

SOMERVILLE, John Arthur Fownes (1917 - 2005), DL; an Under-Secretary, Government Communications Headquarters, 1969–78

MARYCHURCH, Peter (Harvey) (born 1927), Chairman, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1994–2000; Director, Government Communications Headquarters, 1983–89

ALEXANDER, Conel Hugh O’Donel (1909 - 1974), Government Communications Headquarters, Foreign Office, later Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Cheltenham, 1946–71

MILLWARD, William (1909 - 1994), with Government Communications Headquarters, 1946–74, retired (Superintending Director, 1958–69)

 

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(GCHQ)

An intelligence and security organization that reports to the Foreign Secretary and works closely with the UK's other intelligence agencies (commonly known as MI5 and MI6). Its primary customers are the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and law enforcement authorities, but it also serves a wide range of other government departments. It has two missions: signals intelligence (Sigint) and Information Assurance. Sigint work protects the vital interests of the nation: GCHQ provides information to support government decision‐making in the fields of national security, military operations, and law enforcement. The intelligence it provides is concerned largely with terrorism and also contributes to the prevention of serious crime. Information Assurance helps keep the government communication and information systems safe from hackers and other threats. It also helps those responsible for the UK's critical national infrastructure (power, water, communications, etc.) to keep their networks safe from interference and disruption.

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