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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme

Summary

The Defence Support Network (Transformation) (DSN(T)) concept phase has concluded and the programme has entered its delivery phase, following submission and approval of a Main Gate Business Case.

The delivery phase is expected to run until March 2020, although the transformation of the DSN will extend beyond this period.

It is recognised that Industry is a key DSN(T) stakeholder, as a significant proportion of the spend on Defence support relates to outsourced activities.

Accordingly, as part of the delivery phase, there will be an Industry Enablers work stream, within which a number of potential industry innovation projects have been identified, examples of which could be:

  • Information Flow and Exchange
  • Support Optimisation
  • Optimise Joint Government/ Industry Assets
  • Information Innovation

To facilitate this, the DSN(T) Programme Management Organisation (PMO) is commencing an informal market engagement exercise through Team Defence Information (TD-Info) .

All Industry parties are invited to participate in this informal market engagement exercise, through the contribution to and/or the submission of a DSN(T) Project Initiation Document (PID).

To find out more, you are encouraged to contact TD-Info’s Task Force representative for DSN(T) activities: Kevin Atkins - kevin.atkins@teamdefene.info

Following receipt of the PIDs, a prioritisation review will be undertaken by the DSN(T) PMO to identify any follow-on activity to be supported through the DSN(T) delivery phase.

Follow on activity will be the subject of a competition process, where appropriate.

NB: Industry can submit PIDs on a rolling basis for consideration - contact at TD-Info is Kevin Atkins (email address as above).

When TD-Info issues communication updates on DNS(T) to Industry, htey are shared wtih partner trade bodies ADS and techUK for them to disseminate amongst their members.

Priority Documents/Files

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TD-Info Slide Pack PDF Format - February 2018 v01 Public  Expand

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2018 08:59  Download

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Slide Pack in pdf format about Team Defence Information covers: Members, structure, reporting & operating model; What we do; values; staff members; Joint Information Group (JIG) – ICEF, Trading Forum; Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) – Activities & Working Groups; Defence Support Network Transformation- DSN(T); Skills Collaboration, Learning & Development; Events, Conferences, Seminars, Good Practice Awards

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About TD-info  Guide &/or FAQ document 

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Defence Support Network - Information Systems (DSN-IS) Market Engagement – Overview of Data Pack for Industry Public (+13)  Expand

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2017 13:34  Download

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Defence Support Network-Information Systems (DSN-IS). NB: available for member download only - NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED. The DSN-IS Industry Brief should be read first as it explains the overall aims of this initial phase of the programme. The full set of documents supporting this project brief are listed below and can be downloaded as a zip file for convenience. The information contained in these documents is not classified higher than OFFICIAL.

Supporting Documents:

a. Management Information Strategy

b. DSN-IS Industry Brief

c. Defence Data Management Strategy

d. DSN-IS Sub Strategy

e. Defence Information Strategy

f. Business Intelligence Strategy

g. Detica Master Data Management Pilot

h. DLF Personas

i. Logistic Application Legacy List

j. Useful Links

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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation  Guide &/or FAQ document 

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Support Chain Seminar 17_Delivering DSNT_Gp Capt Andy Curtis Public  Expand

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2017 10:22  Download

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Presentation from Gp Capt Andy Curtis at the annual joint MOD/Industry Support Chain Seminar includes: The Defence Logistics Vision; DSN(T) Concept Phase; DSN(T) Delivery Phase Strategy and Key Take-Aways

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Group Captain Andy Curtis, DSN(T) Programme Lead

Ministry of Defence, OBE MA CMgr FCMI RAF

Group Captain Curtis was commissioned into the Supply Branch of the Royal Air Force in February 1985.As a junior officer, he held unit logistics appointments at RAF Coltishall, RAF Gütersloh, RAF Halton and RAF Leuchars, and a staff appointment in HQ Strike Command.He served in the Joint HQ during Operation GRANBY, the first Gulf war, in 1990/91 and, in 1995, he deployed to Croatia, where he worked as both an air movements staff officer in the UN Movements Control Centre, and as a logistics planning officer for the NATO Stabilisation Force.

On return to the UK, he joined the newly-formed Merlin Support Authority within the Defence Helicopter Support Authority (DHSA) at Yeovilton.Promoted in post to squadron leader, in 1996, he remained at the DHSA until 1999 when he was posted to RAF Wittering to command the Supply Sqn.From RAF Wittering, he served as a logistic staff officer in HQ British Forces Falkland Islands before deploying to Oman as the movements staff officer in the UK National Support Element HQ supporting post-9/11 operations in Afghanistan (Operation VERITAS / ORACLE).

He was promoted to wing commander in 2002 and became the logistics manager in the Hercules Integrated Project Team at RAF Wyton.He was selected to attend the Advanced Command and Staff Course in 2003.In 2005 he was posted to the Permanent Joint HQ as the first Chief of Staff for the Standing Joint Force Logistic Component HQ.From December 2005 until July 2006, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff of the UK National Support Command for Op HERRICK.Afterwards, he returned to RAF Wittering to assume command of 85 (Expeditionary Logistics) Wg.In 2007, he was appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Following command, he undertook a short tour in the Ministry of Defence Main Building as a strategic logistics planner for the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Logistic Operations) before being promoted to group captain in 2009 and posted to the Joint Force HQ as Deputy Chief of Staff.During this tour, he commanded UK Force Elements deployed to Haiti, following the earthquake of 2010 (Op PANLAKE), and served as the Chief of Staff of the Joint Task Force HQ in Malta that conducted the Libya Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation in 2011 (Op DEFERENCE).

He served a second operational tour in Afghanistan, from August 2011 to January 2012, as Deputy Commander (Support) within the NATO HQ at Kandahar Airfield.Thereafter, he returned to Main Building in the role of Assistant Head Defence Logistic Capability.In January 2014, he attended Higher Command and Staff Course, after which he was employed as the Deputy Head Operations & Compliance within the Defence Equipment & Support’s Support Enablers Operating Centre.He assumed his current role as Programme Lead for the Defence Support Network Transformation Programme in June 2017.

Group Captain Curtis began studying part-time for a PhD at King’s College London in September 2015.His research is focused on the translation of strategic direction into military capability.

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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation  Futures  Risk  SCS17 - Support Chain Seminar 2017  Transformation 

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DSN(T) General status Presentation with TD-Info overview v5_06 Nov 17 Public  Expand

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2017 10:45  Download

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Defence Support Network DSN(T) Plan and Project Initiation Document (PID) Status Update

- Industry Enablers. Sections on: About Team Defence Information; About DSN(T) & DSN(T) Industry Enablers PID Status. Approved for release by MOD

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DISCOG - Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group  DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation  Innovation & Digital Disruption  Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI)  Support & Support Chain 

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DSN Information Enablers Workstrand_Notes 010917 Public  Expand

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2017 16:38  Download

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Notes used on calls (1 September 2017) to share with TD-Info members and provided by Neil Rae, Boeing Defence UK.

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DISCOG - Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group  DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation  JIG - Joint Information Group 

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20170810-TD-Info_DSN(T)_Update (MOD Approved) Public  Expand

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This document says, "The Defence Support Network (Transformation) (DSN(T)) concept phase has concluded and the programme has entered its delivery phase, following submission and approval of a Main Gate Business Case."..."All Industry parties are invited to participate in this informal market engagement exercise, through the contribution to and/or the submission of a DSN(T) Project Initiation Document (PID).

To find out more..."

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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation 

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DSNT_Project Initiation Document_PID Worked Example Public  Expand

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017 11:00  Download

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The Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme has made a request for Completion of Project Initiation Documents (PIDs). This is a worked example using a PID Blank Template that you should download and complete if you wish to make a submission. NB: original file name of this document Copy of DSN(T)_8-4_-_Information_Flow_and_Exchange_-_Proof_of_Concept_-_PID_-_Draft_4.xlsx

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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation 

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DSNT_Project_Initiation_Document_PID_Blank Template_v0_8 Public  Expand

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017 21:03  Download

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The Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme has made a request for Completion of Project Initiation Documents (PIDs). This is a PID Blank Template that you should download and complete if you wish to make a submission. There is also a worked example that may be useful to review in parallel

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DSN(T) - Defence Support Network Transformation 

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