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National Security Strategy: report on progress 2010

The UK’s first ever National Security Strategy was published in March 2008 and was followed by a comprehensive update in June 2009.

Following a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament, the Government has published a progress report on our National Security Strategy.


National Security Strategy 2009

The Prime Minister has published Security for the Next Generation, the first annual update of the National Security Strategy which sets out an updated assessment of the national security threats facing the UK and includes proposals for combating threats to cyber security.

The UK National Security Strategy – Security in an Interdependent World, was published in March last year drawing together, for the first time in a single document, the nature of the new security challenges to the UK , how the security landscape has changed, and how we are responding.

The security of the UK and its citizens remains the highest priority for the Government. Since publication of last year’s National Security Strategy substantial work to strengthen our national security framework has been driven forward. The first annual report Security for the Next Generation, updates our assessment of the threats we face and the underlying drivers of insecurity. It also announces how we are addressing changing security threats in long-established environments and tackling challenges in new and evolving domains such as cyberspace.


National Security Strategy 2008

The Prime Minister has announced the publication of the first National Security Strategy for the United Kingdom. The strategy highlights the nature of the new security challenges, how they have changed, and how we are responding.

The strategy sets out how we have learned the lessons of recent years, including experiences of terrorism and civil emergencies, not just in the UK but also overseas.

Throughout, it draws on the wide range of knowledge and activity across departments, agencies and forces which contributes to our single overarching national security objective of protecting the United Kingdom and its interests, enabling its people to go about their daily lives freely and with confidence, in a more secure, stable, just and prosperous world.