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MOD/Industry Human Factors Integration Working Group

The MOD/Industry Human Factors Integration Working Group is an informal forum for the advancement of HFI 'best practice' within defence acquisition and is focused on HFI technical issues. It includes a wide range of industry participants.

The key functions of the Working Group are summarised below:

  • Advice to MOD on the requirements for new processes/techniques/methods to support the application of Human Factors Integration in defence acquisition
  • Provision of expert technical review of outputs from MoD's HFI Research Programme (e.g. HFI Defence Technology Centre) from an independent, industrial perspective
  • Supporting MoD's HFI related research where appropriate by affording access to case studies; contributing to studies; commenting on documents etc
  • Identification of additional exploitation opportunities for MoD's research outputs within industry to support the delivery of defence capability
  • Working with MoD to ensure HF Standards (e.g. DEFSTAN 00-250) are maintained and are fit for purpose
  • Supporting the alignment of MoD's HFI processes with those of industry (including the interface with systems engineering practice in industry)
  • Identification of significant developments in HFI within the commercial sector that may be used to enhance HFI in defence acquisition

Unlike the Committee on Human Factors Integration in Equipment Acquisition & Support (HEAS) which is examining business/contracting issues in relation to HFI, the MoD/Industry HFI Working Group is focused on the technical/scientific developments that u

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