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Download the flyer about our annual 2-day event, held in Swindon (GWR Steam Conferencing). As we recognise from the Secretary of State’s update on the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP), modernisation is to the fore – underpinned by information: hence our 2019 theme of ‘Information-enabled Modernisation’. NB: This flyer is updated periodically to reflect news about new speakers etc. There are excellent opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to apply - details and links included. NB: event details accurate at the time of production but may be subject to change.
Awards DI'19 - Defence Information Event DI: Defence Information Event Event Good Practice Study Group - GPSG
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Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence. Many references to Industry highlighted below:
Page 11: "Finally, security and prosperity go hand-in-hand – Defence delivers both. Alongside British industry, we have continued to make a major contribution to UK prosperity and the objectives of the Government’s Industrial Strategy." (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/industrial-strategy-building-a-britain-fit-for-the-future)
Page 11: "This reinforces the role that Defence plays in the UK economy. Our refreshed Defence Industrial Policy set out our desire to create an environment that encourages a thriving and globally competitive UK defence sector as part of our wider industrial base. Philip Dunne’s prosperity report offered recommendations on how we can grow this contribution even further. We will respond to his recommendations in due course" (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-industrial-policy).
(*) Page 17: "We need both to create some financial headroom for modernisation, and to reinforce our ability to sustain strategic advantage in a fast-changing world. To do so, we will need to embrace modern business practices and establish a culture that can nurture innovation in Defence. This also applies to our relationship with industry, which we need to become leaner, fitter, and willing to share risk more fully with MOD. Based on our work to date, we believe that we can achieve over the next decade the very demanding efficiency targets we were set in 2015, including through investment in a programme of digitally enabled transformation. We have already saved almost £5 billion in efficiencies over the last five years – nearly 70% of our target."
Page 20: National Security Objective 3: "Promote Defence and security exports, lead strategic campaigns, and increase global opportunities for UK Defence and security industry"
Page 20: National Security Objective 3: "Shape and strengthen the competitiveness of UK Defence Industry and successfully collaborate overseas"
Page 22: "We are investing more effort in identifying and pursuing opportunities for innovation and the rapid and effective exploitation of novel ideas and technologies. Doing so is crucial to maintaining our military edge, ensuring future relevance and the ability to operate alongside allies and partners. It can also deliver more affordable capabilities and extend the global reach of UK industry"
Page 23: "Given the accelerating changes in technology, the character of warfare and the world of work, we now plan to strengthen the performance of the Whole Force: accessing the talents of our Regulars, Reserves, Civil Service and industry partners more effectively. This will have implications for the size and shape of our future workforce, which will be worked through in detail. The outcomes of that work will therefore supersede the civilian workforce assumptions made in SDSR15."
Page 23: "We need to maintain specialist skills that are not usually found in the Regular Forces. Therefore, our Reserve Forces remain a key part of our national flexibility and resilience. We need to attract more high-end skills into Defence by providing unique opportunities and a competitive employment offer. We need to work with industry to ensure key skills are more available, especially in artificial intelligence, data analytics, cyberspace, space and other new technology areas."
Page 16: "More generally, we will focus on gaining ‘Information Advantage’ as the character of warfare changes. The effective collection, analysis and dissemination of vast quantities of data will enable us to understand how our adversaries are thinking, how they may choose to act against us, and how we can act quickly to deter or defeat them. We are pursuing modernisation in areas like artificial intelligence, machine-learning, man-machine teaming and automation to deliver the disruptive effects we need in this regard."
Modernising Defence Programme - MDP
Last Updated: 2 Nov 2018 13:13 Download
Entry Form and information about the TD-Info 2019 Excellence Award. Finalists for the Award present their entries as part of the Good Practice Market Place at the Defence Information Event, 10 & 11 April 2019 at the Steam Conferencing Centre, Swindon
Awards DI'19 - Defence Information Event DI: Defence Information Event Event
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The TD-Info Excellence Award 2018 competition is open to MOD and industry teams (including hybrids of both) or individual entrants within a broad scope of 'demonstrating improvements - or potential improvements - to collaboration across defence'. This is the Entry Form and some details about the event and previous results. DEADLINE for Entry Form: 31 January 2018. All finalists win 2 attendee places and an Exhibition Stand to showcase their entries in the TD-Info Good Practice Market Place at Defence Information 2018 Event, 18 & 19 April. Judging is during the DI’18 Event - Presentations on Day 2 of this premier annual MOD & Industry Event
About TD-info Awards DE&S: Defence Equipment & Support DISCOG - Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group JIG - Joint Information Group Learning Learning & Development MOD ISS: Information Systems and Services Strategy Trading Forum