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Why Team Defence Information?

As a trusted membership organisation, Team Defence Information (TD-Info) brings together Industry and the MOD, collaborating to optimise the value from business information working across Team Defence. As a trade body, funded by Industry with MOD as partner, TD-info acts as a catalyst and facilitator whose activities complement those of ADS and techUK, organisations with whom we collaborate.

TD-Info represents the interests of suppliers of ICT services and champions the needs of Industry contractors who are users of the same ICT services, such as in the Industry Customers Engagement Forum (ICEF) working with MOD Defence Digital (formerly Information Systems & Services (ISS)).

Typically, the users of ICT procured from MOD ISS are materiel manufacturers and through-life support providers working for, and alongside, the MOD.  Also, as MOD outsources to Industry, there are Industry-run services on the MOD infrastructure used by Industry partners as well as the MOD.  Hence, ‘Team Defence’ is appropriate term for this close partnering.

TD-Info helps facilitate activities in close engagement with the MOD such as the Defence Support Network Transformation (DSN-T) Programme and the Delivery Continuity Executive .  The latter is a construct whereby Industry engages as stakeholder in MOD processes that consult on and assess impact of proposed information system changes on MOD’s output-based contracts & assists MOD to shape significant new requirements.

TD-Info members range in scale from multinational enterprises to Small-to-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs), all involved in complex defence supply chains and support networks that benefit from improved end-to-end, secure information sharing; information is the ‘lifeblood’ of the defence enterprise. Our joint Industry-MOD governance drives coherence and continuity, with representation through to the Defence Suppliers Forum, the major conduit for MOD-industry relationships, chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence.

Participation in TD-Info activities provides ‘force multiplier’ benefits for organisations. Working in a trusted forum, collectively we draw on real-world use cases involving Team Defence (i.e. MOD and Industry) and engage subject matter experts from varied disciplines to develop pragmatic, common solutions. TD-Info promotes global standards and inter-operable ways of working, designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Corporate knowledge is captured and shared via our members’ website here at www.teamdefence.info.

The collective efforts of Team Defence Information members are ultimately directed at sustaining defence’s Whole Force superior operational capability.

 

 

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...