'New Green Box' takes shape with Tim King as lead
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Following on from the announcement that the Defence Suppliers Forum backed the staffing of a Team Defence New Green Box (NGB) construct (see previous News Item), Tim King has been appointed as its full-time lead. Tim joins Team Defence Information (seconded from Babcock) for a two-year period. The NGB construct involves co-opted representatives from both Industry and MOD.
As previously reported, the aims of the NGB include:
- minimize risk
- optimize requirements setting and synergies
- reduce costs
- improve interoperability, agility and innovation
All these elements contribute to the shared Whole Force goal to enhance operational capabilities for UK defence.
Phil Williams, TD-Info Managing Director, said, "This is a vital activity, enabling MOD and Industry to work together, at a relatively early stage, to examine complex through-life information requirements from a Team Defence ‘rich picture’ perspective. In the context of today's defence environment with devolved budget holders such as Front Line Commands (FLCs) and the evolution of MOD's Business Relationship Management (BRM), there is good scope for productive engagement for mutual benefit. It will lead to more intelligent requirements setting with the ultimate benefit of enhancing operational superiority."
Added: 25th October 2018