Communications Capabilities Directorate

The Communications Capabilities Directorate (CCD, sometimes also referred to as the Communications Capability Directorate) is a programme within the Home Office's Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism created in 1st January 2010[1][2], under a Labour Home Secretary, to oversee existing state use of communications data (e.g. phone records as covered by Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) and new communications data powers that would be introduced by the Communications Data Bill. It was created by the merger of the teams previously responsible for the Intercept Modernisation Programme and those that worked with existing capabilities.

As of March 2010 it had 147 staff[3] and had incurred expenditure of £14million during its first few weeks,[4] rising to £405 million between May 2010 and December 2012[5].

The unit's director is Richard Alcock.[6][7]

Only one reference is made to the Communications Capabilities Directorate on the Home Office website.[1]