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Excellence Awards 2018 - submit your entry by 31 January 2018

Excellence Awards 2018 - submit your entry by 31 January 2018

The TD-Info Excellence Award 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'. 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 and presentations are on Day 2 of this premier annual MOD & Industry Event  more

Added: 14th November 2017

URGENT - call for DSN(T) PIDs for Tranche 2 - Deadline CoP 30 Oct

URGENT - call for DSN(T) PIDs for Tranche 2 - Deadline CoP 30 Oct

There is an URGENT call for submissions of Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) for the Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme (DSN(T) by close of play 30 October from those organisations who have already expressed an interest.   more

Added: 26th October 2017

Apply for joint MOD-Industry visit on Automation & Robotics in the Defence Supply Chain 3 Oct to Hermes Fulfilment Hub

Apply for joint MOD-Industry visit on Automation & Robotics in the Defence Supply Chain 3 Oct to Hermes Fulfilment Hub

An great opportunity for TD-Info members: join 20 MOD representatives and a similar number from Industry on a day visit to a start-of-the art Distribution Centre, newly opened by Hermes in Rugby. As well as a tour, there is a full agenda on the theme of Automation & Robotics in the Defence Supply Chain. TD-Info are helping to facilitate this joint MOD-Industry visit on 3 Oct to Hermes Distribution Hub. LIMITED PLACES - PLEASE APPLY NOW  more

Added: 20th September 2017

COUNTDOWN to Support Chain Seminar 17 with “Innovation and Support – Balancing the Risk” 19 Oct

COUNTDOWN to Support Chain Seminar 17 with “Innovation and Support – Balancing the Risk” 19 Oct

It's not long now until our annual event covering all things Support Chain in defence: SCS'17 is at the BAWA centre, Bristol. With the Defence Suport Network (Transformation) in-play there will be much to learn and discuss at this 'must attend' MOD-Industry Forum  more

Added: 15th August 2017

Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme & Request for Completion of Project Initiation Documents - PIDs

Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme & Request for Completion of Project Initiation Documents - PIDs

"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...as part of the delivery phase, there will be an Industry Enablers work stream... 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)."

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Added: 14th August 2017

Delay to MODNET EVOLVE procurements & date of next Industry Engagement Day

Delay to MODNET EVOLVE procurements & date of next Industry Engagement Day

Message from MOD ISS to industry (shared via techUK) regarding a delay to the MODNET EVOLVE procurements, a topic that was briefed to industry at recent industry days  more

Added: 3rd August 2017

New TD-Info email addresses start from 9th August

New TD-Info email addresses start from 9th August

This is to inform you that our email addresses will change from 9th August in line with our new identity. The format will be: firstname.lastname@teamdefence.info  more

Added: 1st August 2017

Visit to the Global Operations Security Control Centre (GOSCC)

Visit to the Global Operations Security Control Centre (GOSCC)

TD-Info is grateful for the invitation to visit the Global Operations Security Control Centre (GOSCC). Places are limited and initial invites are being offered to selected Industry members of the TD-Info Industry Customers Engagement Forum (ICEF).  more

Added: 31st July 2017

New TD-Info Website is live!

New TD-Info Website is live!

We're pleased that you have found us at www.teamdefence.info - our new website based on our new brand identity. Immediate benefits include the site working better on mobile devices. Now that we have relocated, we will undertake further improvements and welcome your feedback and ideas.  more

Added: 26th July 2017

Support Chain Seminar 17 “Innovation and Support – Balancing the Risk” 19 Oct

Support Chain Seminar 17 “Innovation and Support – Balancing the Risk” 19 Oct

The timely theme for SCS17 is Innovation and Support – Balancing the Risk” and will reference the recent MOD DE&S Innovation Strategy and showcase examples of how defence support is embracing innovation. It will consider where and how Defence Support can be even more innovative, whilst being responsible with risks. Join this one day Event to learn from inspiring thought leaders and practitioners, to reflect on Case Studies and to add your views to a topic that is compelling, challenging and ‘of the moment’.

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Added: 15th May 2017

Winner of TD-Info Excellence Award 2017 Announced at Defence Information '17

Winner of TD-Info Excellence Award 2017 Announced at Defence Information '17

Congratulations to ToolsGroup UK who were judged as Overall Winner of the TD-Info 2017 Excellence Award for their submission on transforming a lifesaving and mission-critical supply chain across emergency services including Defence. Read all results here.  more

Added: 4th May 2017

Enter the UKCeB 2017 Excellence Award - revised deadline 28 February 2017

Enter the UKCeB 2017 Excellence Award - revised deadline 28 February 2017

Now's the time to prepare your submission for the UKCeB 2017 Excellence Award. Download the Entry Form and get started! All finalists win a 2 attendee places & and an Exhibition Stand to showcase their entries in the UKCeB Good Practice Market Place at the Defence Information 2017 Conference Shrivenham - 26th & 27th April 2017  more

Added: 17th January 2017

About Defence Information '17: 26 & 27 April

About Defence Information '17: 26 & 27 April

We're pleased to announce initial details for our 2-day DI'17 Event being held at The Defene Academy, Shrivenham. The pertinent theme for DI'17 is 'Delivering in a Changing World'. Read about the Event format and opportunities to participate as delegates, sponsors, exhibitors or finalists in the Excellence Awards  more

Added: 4th January 2017

Defence Support Network - Information Systems (DSN-IS) Market Engagement

Defence Support Network - Information Systems (DSN-IS) Market Engagement

LATEST (11 Dec): MOD appreciates 'great interest from Industry' and says it intends to run a competition for the work streams through Digital Marketplace – Digital Outcomes and Specialists Opportunities. Download documents in the MOD Data Pack for Industry on Defence Support Network - Information Systems (DSN-IS) Market Engagement. There's a response deadline of Friday 8th December 2017 to submit questions &/or comments, observations or recommendations regarding MOD’s approach to DSN-IS Market Engagement. This Data Pack is being made available to Industry via techUK and ADS Group as well as TD-Info. If you have any issues with obtaining the material, please contact secretariat@teamdefence.info referencing this News Item

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Added: 11th December 2017

ISS Director Service Operations appointment from February 2018

ISS Director Service Operations appointment from February 2018

Lt Gen Ivan Hooper, ISS CEO issued a note on 8 December to say that Air Cdre Chris Moore will take up the post of ISS Director Service Operations from Feb 2018 in the rank of Air Vice Marshal  more

Added: 8th December 2017

Corporate sponsors sought for REME entry to Silverline Corporate Challenge

Corporate sponsors sought for REME entry to Silverline Corporate Challenge

6 Armoured Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Motorsport and Engineering Club Electric Racing Kart seek sponsorship to enable its young engineers to build and race an electric kart in a competition.

Sponsors will be provided with advertising on the team’s kart, race wear and clothing and the opportunity to promote their participation in PR. And, of course, this will be investing in the development of young engineers and technicians. More details...

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Added: 5th December 2017

MOD-Industry Information Skills Collaboration Project - working towards MOD/Industry 'SQEP Exchanges'

MOD-Industry Information Skills Collaboration Project - working towards MOD/Industry 'SQEP Exchanges'

Defence has challenges when it comes to finding and retaining Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP). Join in the activities undertaken by this JIG-sponsored project on MOD-Industry Information Skills Collaboration to add your inputs to the creation of a set of principles and, subsequently procedures, that would enable exchange of Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP) between Government and Industry   more

Added: 29th November 2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - preparing your business for the mandated changes ahead

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - preparing your business for the mandated changes ahead

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into law in May 2018. Are organisations prepared? What does it entail? What are the penalties for non-compliance? Are there any differences/caveats with regard to MOD? This highly-informative and well-attended event jointly organised by techUK (hosts), ADS and TD-Info, addressed these and other issues via presentations on GDPR and a panel session that included the MOD lead on this topic.  more

Added: 23rd November 2017

Free joint Event on MOD’s New Cyber Protection Requirements In Contracts at ADS

Free joint Event on MOD’s New Cyber Protection Requirements In Contracts at ADS

From 1 October 2017 MOD requires that its cyber protection measures are flowed down through all levels of its supply chains. Suppliers in all tiers of the supply chain will find it increasingly difficult to secure contracts unless they have appropriate cyber protection controls in place to protect MOD’s information. ADS, techUK and Team Defence Information are holding a half day briefing on the practical implications and what this will mean for SMEs and lower tier suppliers. Learn what this means for your company as a supplier in the defence sector. Jointly organised by ADS, techUK and Team Defence Information

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Added: 23rd November 2017

Support Chain Seminar 17 Presentations now avalable

Support Chain Seminar 17 Presentations now avalable

A number of the SCS17 speaker presentations are now available for TD-Info members to download. The current list comprises topics on: The 4th Industrial Revolution, Innovative Through-Life Support, Enabling Support Transformation, the DE&S Innovation Strategy and supporting documents such as the DE&S Innovation Strategy and the Maritime Support Innovation eXploitation (MarSIX) Strategy_Paper  more

Added: 20th November 2017

Data Sharing in Defence - Event hosted at techUK, 8 December, 10:00-13:00

Data Sharing in Defence - Event hosted at techUK, 8 December, 10:00-13:00

Secure and timely data sharing across Team Defence offers a multitude of opportunities to improve vital services, increase efficiency and make significant through life cost savings. Attendees at this techUK event, in partnership with TD Info and Kahootz, will discuss the potential benefits of data sharing throughout the defence sector, particularly surrounding service development across support functions and highlighting which areas are ripe and appropriate for further investment and attention.

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Added: 20th November 2017

MOD Abbreviations Listed

MOD Abbreviations Listed

Help with the 'Alphabet Soup' of acronyms and abbreviations used in the MOD and Government. Links to Abbreviations Guide for Industry produced as part of the Industry Customers Engagement Forum (ICEF)   more

Added: 17th November 2017

Visit to the Rolls-Royce IT innovations Lab, Derby

Visit to the Rolls-Royce IT innovations Lab, Derby

This was a stimulating and insightful visit to the Rolls-Royce IT Innovation Lab, at their Derby site. The session included a tour of the facility with background as to its aims and uses, the Design Thinking approach influenced by that of the Stanford d.school; participation in a Design workshop and examples of how the Lab is being put to good effect. Many thanks to member Rolls-Royce for their warm hospitality, the tour and insights, and for making the facilities available for a meeting of the TD-Info Joint Information Group (JIG) Engagement Team.  more

Added: 15th November 2017

Free Event 21 Nov: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & the Defence Sector

Free Event 21 Nov: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & the Defence Sector

Are you fully aware of what GDPR - "the most significant reform of data protection laws for twenty years", will have for you and your organisation? Attendees will learn and discuss what steps should be taking in preparation for May 2018 to ensure compliance. This event on 21 Nov at techUK's office, London is jointly organised and promoted with ADS and techUK. An excellent opportunity to be with peers and update your awareness for GDPR

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Added: 15th November 2017

Maritime Support Information Exploitation (MarSIX) Strategy paper available

Maritime Support Information Exploitation (MarSIX) Strategy paper available

Titled "Maritime Support Information Exploitation (MarSIX) Strategy:Enabling, Equipping and Empowering the Support Enterprise through Digital Transformation", this Paper describes the MarSIX concept that brings together design principles of Defence Support Network (Information Services) with other guiding principles, the Common Support Model (CSM) Target Operating Model (TOM) and new capabilities such as New Style of IT Deployed (NSoITD) to provide a direction of travel to guide development of future Engineering Support information based capability.

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Added: 14th November 2017

Survey re Supply Chain & Support Engineering Working Group re 2018+ Plan

Survey re Supply Chain & Support Engineering Working Group re 2018+ Plan

Ahead of the next meeting of the Supply Chain & Support Engineering Working Group on 29 November, the group will issue a survey to canvas views towards developing a 2018+ plan that encompasses issues that matter to Support Chain professionals across Defence  more

Added: 12th November 2017

Joint Forces Command C4ISR Industry Day – 27 November 2017, Northwood

Joint Forces Command C4ISR Industry Day – 27 November 2017, Northwood

Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Branch within the Joint Forces Command, Capability Directorate, will host an Industry Day on 27 November 2017 at the UK’s Joint Forces Headquarters in Northwood.  more

Added: 7th November 2017

Join a visit to Rolls-Royce (Derby) Innovation IT Lab - 8 Nov 2017

Join a visit to Rolls-Royce (Derby) Innovation IT Lab - 8 Nov 2017

Rolls Royce have kindly offered to host the next JIG Review Group Meeting on 8th November 2017 at their facilities in Derby. The first part of this session is a tour of their new Innovation IT Lab followed by a workshop. More details on how to request a place...

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Added: 1st November 2017

95 Theses about Technology - triggers for conversations about our networked world

95 Theses about Technology - triggers for conversations about our networked world

This article argues that "It’s 500 years since Martin Luther defied the authority of the Catholic church. It’s time for a similar revolt against the hypocrisy of the religion of technology" and posits 95 95 Theses about Technology that are "Triggers for conversations about our networked world"  more

Added: 31st October 2017

Good Practice Study Group Final Presentations - Join this Open Session, 13 Dec: hosted by DXC at Aldershot

Good Practice Study Group Final Presentations - Join this Open Session, 13 Dec: hosted by DXC at Aldershot

Young professionals from member companies have been working hard researching topics of relevant to their companies and themselves. This is their presentation of findings to a joint MOD/Industry audience. Innovation topics feature on a theme of Using the Cloud to apply Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to gain efficiencies in Defence Logistics  more

Added: 29th October 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) session - Early notice for 30 Jan 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) session - Early notice for 30 Jan 2017

Preliminary details on the agenda include: MOD ISS & RAF on the challenge space and current initiatives in ground support equipment; Industry examples of IoT applied sectors such as Infrastructure, Health and Industry 4.0;'So What?' workshop to inform next steps; interactive demonstrator stands and a site tour

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Added: 26th October 2017

National security and infrastructure investment review - consultation on Green Paper

National security and infrastructure investment review - consultation on Green Paper

The Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a green paper for consultation on National security and infrastructure investment. They say, "We're seeking views on how government can best ensure that investments and takeovers do not raise national security concerns".   more

Added: 26th October 2017

Submit your responses to the Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Hosting Strategy v1

Submit your responses to the Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Hosting Strategy v1

MOD ISS has made the Defence Hosting Strategy v1 available to industry and seeks feedback/questions. NB: deadline extended to 30 October for responses which are being collated by techUK  more

Added: 26th October 2017

Joint Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Early Adopters Workshop 13 Nov

Joint Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Early Adopters Workshop 13 Nov

This workshop on 13 November, hosted at MOD Corsham, is open to any member organisation keen to adopt Identity and Access Management (IdAM), as this capability starts to emerge during 2018. It will examine the feasibility of: an Initial test activity followed by migration to production; authentication of MOD users to the industry systems; and, how many of the planned maximum of 3,000 users can be deployed to support the early adopter programmes  more

Added: 24th October 2017

Follow us on twitter and LinkdedIn

Follow us on twitter and LinkdedIn

We have created a new presence on twitter and LinkedIn for TD-Info and hope that you will visit and Follow them - and recommend to colleagues and associates to do likewise please  more

Added: 20th October 2017

Export Controls Continued – Kick-Off Workshop 9 November 2017

Export Controls Continued – Kick-Off Workshop 9 November 2017

You are invited to participate in the continuing monthly workshops involving Subject Matter Experts in Export and Import Control from across MOD and Industry (aka ‘Team Defence’). This continues work to develop the working practices and common operating models designed to optimize and exploit the work under the MOD’s WATERGUARD Programme and to anticipate and explore changes due to BREXIT . This will continue the UKCeB 2016 Excellence Award-winning Asset Subject Special Conditions analysis work, How to implement the new Assets Subject to Special controls service and further opportunity to engage the unique ID marking and 3i process development, with a focus on the information flows needed to be compliant. Adoption of this very important work is underway across Team Defence so please do ensure that your company gets involved.  more

Added: 18th October 2017

Register for the MOD Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon

Register for the MOD Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon

Taking place 28-29 November 2017, hosted at Geovation, London. Entry deadline 27 October

Focused on improving decision making using artificial intelligence, the MOD is inviting the best from across industry, academia and from within to tackle some of their biggest challenges...can you help?  more

Added: 17th October 2017

Call for Innovation PIDs for Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme (DSN(T))

Call for Innovation PIDs for Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme (DSN(T))

On MOD’s behalf, TD-Info welcomes Industry to submit further Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) that includes a focus on Innovation, whether technological, process, service delivery, or commercially-based - or a combination of these.  more

Added: 5th October 2017

Defence Spending 2016-17: Statistics

Defence Spending 2016-17: Statistics

Read Key Points and Trends highlights and get the link to download the full report  more

Added: 1st October 2017

TD-Info at DSEI - see you there; we're on the ADS Group Stand | S4-260

TD-Info at DSEI - see you there; we're on the ADS Group Stand | S4-260

We look forward to meeting you at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Event where we will be on the ADS stand. DSEI is the world leading event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. DSEI represents the entire supply chain on an unrivalled scale.  more

Added: 10th September 2017

Defence Cyber Protection Partnership

Defence Cyber Protection Partnership

DCPP is a joint MOD/Industry initiative to improve protection of the defence supply chain from the cyber threat. Its website helps suppliers with: What is DCPP? Compliance with Cyber Security Model, Supplier Cyber Protection Service & Communicating DCPP   more

Added: 9th September 2017

‘Kahootz’ 5 Question Survey on secure cloud software in defence: win iPad & more...

‘Kahootz’ 5 Question Survey on secure cloud software in defence: win iPad & more...

TD-Info member ‘Kahootz’ launch short survey to build a better picture of the prevalence of secure cloud software in defence. Every bona fide completed Survey response will be entered into a draw; the prize is an Apple iPad and a year’s subscription to Kahootz for you and your team  more

Added: 7th September 2017

MEGA Charity Walk

MEGA Charity Walk

This year the MEGA UK team are going to return to Scotland to walk another section of the West Highland Way – we feel that we have some ‘unfinished business’ and recognise that many others have expressed an interest in taking part from across the company.  more

Added: 15th August 2017

MOD ISS launches internal monthly Newsletter: ISSue

MOD ISS launches internal monthly Newsletter: ISSue

MOD ISS has a new monthly newsletter for its staff. It's called 'ISSue' and is aimed at ISS staff. TD-Info has a contribution about SCS17 and looks forward to providing relevant 'Team Defence' content in future issues in liaison with the ISS communications team.   more

Added: 12th August 2017

Future SII-COI Events - Automation, Internet of Things & AI

Future SII-COI Events - Automation, Internet of Things & AI

The Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI) are planning events for MOD and Industry attendance on the themes of: Automation -

Sep 17, Internet of Things (IoT) - Jan 18 & Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Apr 18  more

Added: 9th August 2017

Support Charity Gala Dinner to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust

Support Charity Gala Dinner to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust

Would you and your organisation (and invited guests) like to participate in a fantastic Charity Gala Dinner in London on Monday 2nd October, in the company of Boeing Defence UK, its supporting/partnering companies and external customers? This great evening includes a champagne reception, 3 course meal, unique live auction, entertainment, a guest speaker and a Prince’s Trust guest; all ingredients for a memorable night out and one that’s in a very good cause.  more

Added: 3rd August 2017

The MOD/Global Connect Boundary Protection Service (BPS) team need Industry inputs

The MOD/Global Connect Boundary Protection Service (BPS) team need Industry inputs

Industry needs to be ready for changes happening as a result of the introduction of the Boundary Protection Service (BPS). This is a call by the BPS Team for Industry to Points of Contact for Communications about BPS changes & help re specific status information from Industry to assist with the changes  more

Added: 13th July 2017

IMPORTANT: changes to Logistics Information Technology System (LITS) may affect some Industry: request to check status

IMPORTANT: changes to Logistics Information Technology System (LITS) may affect some Industry: request to check status

A communication from Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) - in consultation with MOD ISS intended for all Industry users of the LITS application who access LITS via an Industry RLI (or SMI2) connection. (NB: Industry users of LITS who access it via an MOD system (e.g. DII) are not affected) Respond by 28 July   more

Added: 12th July 2017

Our website moves to Team Defence Information over 22/23 July weekend

Our website moves to Team Defence Information over 22/23 July weekend

With the help of our web developer, we plan to migrate our UKCeB website to www.teamdefence.info over the weekend of 22/23rd July (postponed from 15/16th July). Please be aware that there will be downtime during this period.  more

Added: 6th July 2017

TD-Info welcomes work placement contributions

TD-Info welcomes work placement contributions

We are delighted to have the services of a student intern for a few weeks who is undertaking supervised work experience during his summer vacation. If you wish to explore secondment &/or placement options with TD-Info please contact secretariat@ukceb.org  more

Added: 6th July 2017

MOD seeks Industry input on its updates to JSP604 - by 11 July

MOD seeks Industry input on its updates to JSP604 - by 11 July

TD-Info are gathering industry responses on this and will forward to the MOD - deadline of 11 July. Please respond with feedback so that MOD can prioritise revisions being made to JSP604.  more

Added: 6th July 2017

Slide Pack from MOD Industry Day Brief 3 July 2017 at techUK available

Slide Pack from MOD Industry Day Brief 3 July 2017 at techUK available

Download the Slide Pack from MOD Industry Day Brief 3 July 2017 at techUK as well as a delegate list.  more

Added: 5th July 2017

View Presentations from Blockchain & Defence Logistics SII-COI Event hosted by IBM

View Presentations from Blockchain & Defence Logistics SII-COI Event hosted by IBM

On 26 June 2017 over 50 people from across MOD and Industry attended the first Support & Information Innovation – Community of Interest (SII-COI) Event. This session was devoted to exploring the potential Use Cases for ‘Blockchain - Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)’, a step-change capability which could innovatively disrupt the Defence Support Network (DSN).   more

Added: 4th July 2017

Industry: all you ever wanted to know about MOD ISS - Industry Guides / FAQs

Industry: all you ever wanted to know about MOD ISS - Industry Guides / FAQs

The Industry Customer Engagement Forum (ICEF) is liaising with MOD ISS Customer Management (Indirect Customers) who are producing and updating a range of MOD ISS Industry Guides. The latest to be updated are: Abbreviations, Accessing ISS Services, Billing, Connectivity, Email, MODNET and Service Resolution. These are valuable and authoritative Guides for Industry users of MOD ISS Services. Do they cover what you need to know?  more

Added: 30th June 2017

Online Survey to ask your views about MOD ISS Industry Days & make suggestions for improvements: please contribute

Online Survey to ask your views about MOD ISS Industry Days & make suggestions for improvements: please contribute

MOD ISS - with facilitators techUK - are seeking Industry feedback via an online survey to help them improve the Industry Engagement days they are running. And to ask what else you would like to hear about. Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire...  more

Added: 20th June 2017

Industry invited to ISS 'Dragons' Den' on Performance Management & Service Management hosted at techUK, 3 July 2017

Industry invited to ISS 'Dragons' Den' on Performance Management & Service Management hosted at techUK, 3 July 2017

Industry invited to ISS 'Dragon's Den' on Performance Management & Service Management, facilitated by techUK as part of the MOD ISS Engagement Days  more

Added: 20th June 2017

Slide Deck available from MOD ISS Industry Engagement Day on Cyber

Slide Deck available from MOD ISS Industry Engagement Day on Cyber

This well-attended MOD ISS Engagement Day, facilitated by techUK, was held on 12 June 2017. The slide deck is available to members.   more

Added: 20th June 2017

Logistic Development Agenda (LDA) Conceptual Thinking Whitepaper - available on application

Logistic Development Agenda (LDA) Conceptual Thinking Whitepaper - available on application

The 'LDA Concepts' whitepaper results from a study commissioned by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) on how the Defence Support must change to realise an innovative, agile and cohesive Defence Support Network (DSN)   more

Added: 15th June 2017

TD-Info participating in Human Factors Integration Event at Abbey Wood 22 June

TD-Info participating in Human Factors Integration Event at Abbey Wood 22 June

There is a great Agenda for this one-day event and TD-Info are pleased to be participating in this annual Human Factors Integration Event at Abbey Wood 22 June  more

Added: 14th June 2017

Blockchain & Defence Logistics: Support & Information CoI Event hosted by member IBM

Blockchain & Defence Logistics: Support & Information CoI Event hosted by member IBM

This is the first of the Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest events and is a day session on Blockchain & Defence Logistics. Many declare Blockchain to be a major 'game-changer' capability set to revolutionise many aspects of business. Case Studies from no-defence sectors will help inform and enlighten where Blockchain will impact Support   more

Added: 5th June 2017

Change in MOD ISS Head of Commercial Sourcing

Change in MOD ISS Head of Commercial Sourcing

Richard Jefferys MCIPS is now ISS Head of Commercial Sourcing  more

Added: 19th May 2017

MOD ISS Organisation Chart April 2017 & DE&S Org Chart

MOD ISS Organisation Chart April 2017 & DE&S Org Chart

Latest version as pdf and link to DE&S   more

Added: 19th May 2017

MOD ISS seeks JIG/Industry perspective on the JSP604 leaflet 3051 ‘Safeguarding'

MOD ISS seeks JIG/Industry perspective on the JSP604 leaflet 3051 ‘Safeguarding'

MOD ISS are interested in gaining a Team Defence Information/JIG stakeholder perspective on the JSP604 leaflet 3051 ‘Safeguarding’. Please submit your responses on form provided by 19 May.  more

Added: 15th May 2017

MOD turns attention to CP&F Release 3 as issues from Release 2 being resolved at pace

MOD turns attention to CP&F Release 3 as issues from Release 2 being resolved at pace

Improved picture on Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) issues. News that Release 3 of CP&F set for end of the first quarter 2018. Industry engagement with MOD through ADS and TD-Info - starting next meeting of Trading Forum on 27 July  more

Added: 15th May 2017

Report on Contracting for Support (CfS) published

Report on Contracting for Support (CfS) published

Published April 2017, this Report about Contracting for Support (CfS) was developed for the Joint UKCeB and MOD Priority Project titled: ‘Contracting for Support: “Evaluate Best Practice to Assist the Development of Potential Support Solutions’” It has been cited by MOD as a "significant piece of work as part of the DISCOG programme". It available on this website for MOD staff and UKCeB members.  more

Added: 10th May 2017

New Identity - Team Defence Information - announced at DI'17

New Identity - Team Defence Information - announced at DI'17

We are in process of transitioning to a new Identity: Team Defence Information. Our new logo was launched at Defence Information 17. Other changes such as a new website and email addresses, will take effect before 1 October   more

Added: 9th May 2017

Complete short online survey on Enabling Effective Collaborative Working

Complete short online survey on Enabling Effective Collaborative Working

Please complete short online survey to support a research project about Enabling Effective Collaborative Working: Exploration of the utilisation and perceptions of computer-mediated collaborative working practices  more

Added: 9th May 2017

Overview of ISS Engagement Day with Industry on 11 April 2017

Overview of ISS Engagement Day with Industry on 11 April 2017

On 11 April techUK hosted one of the series of ISS Industry Engagement Days attended by over 100 representatives from industry . ISS representatives briefed on DaaP, DCPP, and details about the design and architecture of core systems that ISS own and work with...   more

Added: 21st April 2017

Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy 2016: Review of Consultation Responses

Refreshing Defence Industrial Policy 2016: Review of Consultation Responses

A summary of the views expressed in response to online consultation with Industry ending 6 January 2017. 2-page summary available.  more

Added: 21st April 2017

How Industry members responded to 3 questions asked by MOD ISS

How Industry members responded to 3 questions asked by MOD ISS

MOD asked what was the UKCeB/JIG stakeholder perspective on three questions:

1 What is ‘good’ about working with ISS from an industry perspective?

2 What, if any, are the current ‘concerns’ of dealing with ISS from an industry perspective?

3 What, if any, are the current opportunities in dealing with ISS from an industry perspective?

UKCeB coordinated Industry responses from members and forward to the MOD. Read them here  more

Added: 19th April 2017

UKCeB actively supports millenials involvement in LOGNET 17-1

UKCeB actively supports millenials involvement in LOGNET 17-1

60-strong delegation of millennials (individuals born 1981-2001) from MOD, industry and academia -

all with involvement in logistics and engineering support enterprise - generate significant inputs on solutions to Defence logistics challenges.   more

Added: 14th April 2017

Newsletter from MOD ISS about Defence as a Platform Hosting - DaaP(H): April 2017

Newsletter from MOD ISS about Defence as a Platform Hosting - DaaP(H): April 2017

MOD Information Systems and Services (ISS) Defence as a Platform Hosting (DaaP(H)) Update. Project Emporium conveys its "current approach to procurement and ...information on when competitions are currently anticipated". The project EMPORIUM team welcomes any feedback or questions, e.g. from potential suppliers, and provides an e- mail address."  more

Added: 4th April 2017

Win kudos & prizes in 2017 Future of Logistics Challenge - Closing date 12 May

Win kudos & prizes in 2017 Future of Logistics Challenge - Closing date 12 May

Please share information about this Future of Logistics Challenge sponsored by Fujitsu which is open to essay submissions from across all three services and the civil service of the Ministry of Defence. The aim is to find innovative solutions to the logistics challenges that are facing the UK MOD over the next ten years.  more

Added: 4th April 2017

Industry Response on MOD Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) Reporting: UKCeB coordinates feedback to MOD

Industry Response on MOD Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) Reporting: UKCeB coordinates feedback to MOD

At the request of MOD, UKCeB has consulted with Industry members on what sort of CP&F reporting would be useful to communicate with Industry during the current period of resolution of cutover issues with the implementation of Contracting Purchasing and Finance (CP&F). Feedback from members has been collated and shared with senior staff at MOD.

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Added: 2nd April 2017

Industry Customer Engagement Forum (ICEF) working with ISS to improve ICT services & support - your company can benefit

Industry Customer Engagement Forum (ICEF) working with ISS to improve ICT services & support - your company can benefit

UKCeB members are invited to join the 'Industry Customer Engagement Forum' (ICEF) that is working with MOD ISS to improve ICT services and support

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Added: 31st March 2017

Trade Associations referenced in DE&S Innovation Srategy published

Trade Associations referenced in DE&S Innovation Srategy published

In outlining how it will "Manage DE&S Strategic Interfaces" the Defence Equipment & Support Innovation Strategy says, "Engage with Industry (large and small), Trade Associations and Other Government Departments to inform the processes being developed to rapidly get from idea/invention through to implementation." Published in March 2017   more

Added: 30th March 2017

What's Industry's response to the new Defence Information Strategy? - contribute views via UKCeB

What's Industry's response to the new Defence Information Strategy? - contribute views via UKCeB

An update to the Defence information strategy and the Enclosure 1: Information hierarchy (sic) of outcomes documents have been published on 20 February 2017. DE&S ISS wish to consult the JIG Engagement Team Group for comments and feedback about the revised version of the Defence Information Strategy.  more

Added: 17th March 2017

Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) - MOD Update

Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) - MOD Update

Letter from the MOD to All Suppliers from Director Commercial and Director Finance Strategy summarises the current position (Feb/Mrach 2017) with the new Contracting, Purchasing & Finance (CP&F) system  more

Added: 17th March 2017

Industry Security Notice (ISN) 2017/01: MOD ICT Security Accreditation and The Defence Assurance Risk Tool (DART)

Industry Security Notice (ISN) 2017/01: MOD ICT Security Accreditation and The Defence Assurance Risk Tool (DART)

Published January 2017  more

Added: 3rd March 2017

Reality Check: BREXIT - the effect on Export Controls  

Reality Check: BREXIT - the effect on Export Controls  

This document - a "short paper on the risks and opportunities" post-BREXIT - represents "the considered views of the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use" (EGADD). EGADD is involved with the UKCeB facilitated work on Export Controls, Asset Subject to Special Conditions (ITAR/EAR) and WATERGUARD  more

Added: 22nd February 2017

New Issue of Simplified Technical English

New Issue of Simplified Technical English

Maria MacDonald, UKCeB's specialist in Simplified Technical English (STE), has incorporated the latest version of the specification ASD STE-100 (Issue 7) into a new STE Course and revised handbook  more

Added: 15th February 2017

Non-UKCeB: DPRTE Event

Non-UKCeB: DPRTE Event

Held at the MotorPoint Arena, Cardiff on 28th March this is the UK's leading Defence Procurement Event. DPRTE is Defence & Procurement, Research & Technology Exportability  more

Added: 15th February 2017

Competition: Revolutionise the Human Information Relationship for Defence | FREE Accelerator Innovation Event

Competition: Revolutionise the Human Information Relationship for Defence | FREE Accelerator Innovation Event

Focus on a. allow for rapid and automated integration of new sensors; b. free up personnel through the application of innovative use of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to maintain military advantage into the future; and, c. make more effective use of operator cognitive capacity, in particular by human-machine teaming.

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Added: 6th February 2017

Any issues when using the MOD Single Point of Contact (SPOC)? MOD ISS is asking...

Any issues when using the MOD Single Point of Contact (SPOC)? MOD ISS is asking...

The MOD ISS Customer Services is reaching out to Industry suppliers to ask for details of occasions when they have experienced issues when trying to use the SPOC. Here, they also provide high-level guidance for Industry about contact with the SPOC  more

Added: 3rd February 2017

Export Controls Workshops

Export Controls Workshops

The important Joint Information Group Project on Export Controls continues with a series of workshops starting on 8 February.  more

Added: 27th January 2017

MOD ask for Industry input on High Level Processes for MOD IM & IT Service Catalogue

MOD ask for Industry input on High Level Processes for MOD IM & IT Service Catalogue

MOD DE&S's IM & IT team wish to consult UKCeB members for comments and feedback about 2 documents they have produced that are intended for future use with Industry. They are about High Level Processes for the MOD IM & IT Service Catalogue and comprise a Story Board and a High Level Process List  more

Added: 25th January 2017

S1000D Standards  Working Group meet at UKCeB

S1000D Standards Working Group meet at UKCeB

Recently the UK S1000D team held a S1000D Working Group meeting at the UKCeB offices. S1000D is an ASD specification that has been in place since the mid-1980’s. The specification continues to have inputs from the User community and last year the S1000D Steering Committee, the controlling body of the specification, set up a task team to look at the change and publishing process.   more

Added: 24th January 2017

Calling Young Professionals; for LOGNET Consultations

Calling Young Professionals; for LOGNET Consultations

Join a delegation at this LOGNET that is a cohort of logistically and technically (including engineering) aware millennials (individuals born 1981-2001). Their perspectives are being sought on broad aspects relating to supporting the Defence Support Network.

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Added: 19th January 2017

Invitation to Young Professionals to develop skills & know-how; deadline 3 Mar 17

Invitation to Young Professionals to develop skills & know-how; deadline 3 Mar 17

Invitation to young professionals (engineers / junior managers in Industry and the MOD) to develop their research, management and presentational skills in a work-related topic that has direct relevance to their working environment. There are numerous persoanl and career benefits fro participation in this programme.  more

Added: 17th January 2017

UKCeB Lunch briefing (3 Feb) with MOD Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Logistic Operations)

UKCeB Lunch briefing (3 Feb) with MOD Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Logistic Operations)

Briefing from Maj Gen Angus Fay Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Logistic Operations) in London for 3rd February - organised by UKCeB on behalf of invited audience of 'senior' members  more

Added: 17th January 2017

UKCeB Council Dinner 13 February at RAF Club

UKCeB Council Dinner 13 February at RAF Club

The third UKCeB Council Dinner, hosted by Nigel Whitehead, Chair of UKCeB and BAE Systems Group Managing Director Programmes and Support, is to be held on 13th February at the RAF Club, London.   more

Added: 17th January 2017

UKCeB Bulletin January 2017 available

UKCeB Bulletin January 2017 available

January 2017 UKCeB Bulletin has summary of News Items, Calendar for December 2016, selected isting of new documents on website and selected tweets  more

Added: 13th January 2017

UKCeB Feature in MOD DSS Yearbook 2017

UKCeB Feature in MOD DSS Yearbook 2017

This feature in the forthcoming MOD DSS Yearbook 2017 is titled 'UKCeB: helping MOD deliver a modern ‘information enterprise’. MOD DSS is short for the Defence Suppliers’ Service  more

Added: 13th January 2017

ISO 44001 International Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships

ISO 44001 International Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships

Many organisations, including those in highly regulated sectors such as defence, are using the British Standard BSI 11000 for Collaborative Business Relationships. This includes the Ministry of Defence and prominent defence suppliers. The Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) is the driving force in achieving this standard and the recently announced ISO Standard 44001  more

Added: 10th January 2017

Read about the MOD LOGNET 16 Event

Read about the MOD LOGNET 16 Event

Literature summarising contnet of MOD's LOGNET 16-2 conference held on 16 November 2016 and link to a video of LOGNET 16-2 conference 16 November 2016 - envisioning the future of Defence Logistics. The introduction is from Major General Angus Fay, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Logistics Operations  more

Added: 9th January 2017

Producing a Good Business Case - Discount for UKCeB members on One Day course

Producing a Good Business Case - Discount for UKCeB members on One Day course

UKCeB are pleased to pass on to our members the offer of a significant discount on the normal rate for a one day session on Producing a Good Business Case to be held on 22 February in London. Understand the crucial elements which make a good business case; acquire a practical framework for a comprehensive, persuasive business case; work through the components of a great business case and learn how to present your case persuasively. This session is CPD Certified.  more

Added: 4th January 2017

desider magazine now available as App - see also 'The DE&S Way' e-publication

desider magazine now available as App - see also 'The DE&S Way' e-publication

Good news to see that the monthly desider magazine - a Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) publication - is now available via your App store (Apple Spp Store and Google Play)  more

Added: 1st January 2017

Defence leads the way on small business engagement

Defence leads the way on small business engagement

News story from MOD about next step in its programme to put small businesses at the heart of Defence procurement and deliver value for money@ e.g. Tit has "has reduced the number of pages of small and medium-size enterprise (SME) contracts from a minimum of 18 pages (usually around 50) to just three. A JIG Project under the UKCeB is assisting in making life easier for SMEs getting services they need from MOD Information Systems & Services (ISS)  more

Added: 1st January 2017