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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.
Information on all sector-relevant events, run by TD-Info and other organisations.
The next Software Enabled Defence Working Group Meeting will be held on 5th March 2024 via MS Teams 10.00 - 12.30 Involvement Opportunity. Following the SED WG on the 16 January 2024, the immediate Issue of the SED IN/ES to MOD Seniors and the Digital...
Under the auspices of TD-Info, the DAMCoP is a standing joint MOD, Defence Industry and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) community of practice. The IAM is the Asset Management (AM) professional body and will be represented by the IAM SW Branch. The DAMCoP will...
TD-Info are holding a Common Workplace Environment (CWE) workshop and question & answer session alongside Christine Maxwell who will be speaking on Secure by Design. This is a chance to engage directly, ask questions and voice opinions. Due to expected interest...
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The nature of global threats to Nations, their Governments and Defence is accelerating in variety, pace, and ingenuity. UK Government and specifically MOD must be able to generate capability to fit the threat with a pace of relevance at agility and at...
The Defence Supplier's Forum Newsletter for November 2023
The Team Defence Information Newsletter for October 2023