Activities

The Team Defence Information Task Force sponsors and facilitates a number of Working Groups, each focused on a specific aspect of collaborative information sharing. Their purpose is to identify and progress issues – and to develop advice and guidance for the benefit of Team Defence. Representation includes UK Ministry of Defence (and other Government Departments where appropriate) as well as industry. Participation is open to representatives from TD-Info member organisations and others by invitation.

Communities of Practice

Addresses Industry or MOD interest in a broad topic area; 

Should be used as a vehicle to advance common understanding;

Must have a Team Defence Information Task Force Member to facilitate;  

Must have a Terms of Reference agreed by Team Defence Executive Team; 

Outputs can be used to form a whitepaper, working group or project which are subject to the approval of the Executive Team; 

Doesn’t have to produce monthly reports although they are available for the group to escalate issues to the Executive Team

Working Groups 

Discussion or defined collaborative working required on a distinct topic area e.g. DEFSTAN 00-600; 

Used to advance Industry and MOD knowledge; 

Can sponsor the creation of a whitepaper or oversee a project or programme of work once the group has matured;

Should normally last longer than 12 months (although meeting regularity can vary) otherwise a project should be considered;

Must have a MOD and Industry Chair; 

Must have an agreed TOR and report monthly.

Projects

Defined, achievable deliverable or change; 

Can be the output of a white paper;

Can be an activity sponsored by an established working group;

No longer than a year duration;

Must have an Industry and MOD Project Lead; 

Must have a 2* or 3* Sponsor and/or Industry equivalent from Team Defence Strategy Group;

Must have an approved Project Initiation Document (PID) by Team Defence Executive Team; 

Must report monthly. 

Events

Information on all sector-relevant events, run by TDI and other organisations.

JISCOT Meeting

The Mission of the Joint Information Standards Co-ordination Team (JISCOT) is to co-ordinate, for the UK, the MOD and Industry representation in the identification, development, deployment and maintenance of a coherent set of standards to meet the needs of UK Defence...

Response to DSIS

In March 2021, the government published its Defence & Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS), which aims to develop a new relationship industry. The DSIS describes nineteen segments and made a commitment to developing individual responses to these segment areas where...

News

News and blogs to keep you in the know. 

“Operational Infrastructure and the drive for self-sustainment”

Institute of Royal Engineers Sustainability Conference Programme for the “Operational Infrastructure and the drive for self-sustainment” taking place  26th & 27th  September 2022 is firming up with speakers not only from MOD and the Defence sector but including...

TD-Info Futures: Summer 2022 Update

A New Brand Team Defence Information (TD-Info), ‘Research, Technology, and Innovation’ (RTI) is now simply ‘Futures’. This change aligns with our MOD network, better reflects our breadth of interests and describes our focus – future capability, support, and...

Futures Coherence Board ToRs

Futures Coherence Board As the scope of work increases and common thematic areas cut across there is a need for reactivate to be cohered. To support this endeavour a new coherence board has been establsihed. Draft copy of the Terms of Defence can be downloaded from...