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MOD's Trade, Industry and Contracts Annual Bulletin - published 5 Sept 2019

MOD's Trade, Industry and Contracts Annual Bulletin - published 5 Sept 2019

Key aspects from this Bulletin have been summarised by techUK into 5 points that include: 1. UK companies are expected to export £14bn of defence equipment; 2. MOD Core Department Expenditure has increased to £24.8bn; 3. MOD has paid 53 companies over £50m during 2018/19; 4. Lightning II (F35) was the most expensive equipment project; and, 5. The MOD spent £2.5bn on existing PFI projects in 2018/19  more

Added: 12th November 2019

AI Auditing Framework: Posts from the Information Commissioner's Office

AI Auditing Framework: Posts from the Information Commissioner's Office

The information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has a number of blog posts that relate to Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is a key area of interest for defence - as it is for other sectors. TD-Info members are actively involved in AI matters. The ICO provides valuable guidance and opportunities to engage on development of thinking in areas such as building an auditing framework for AI.  more

Added: 8th November 2019

JIG-V Board Announce Key Themes & Project Priorities at 1st In-Van Conference

JIG-V Board Announce Key Themes & Project Priorities at 1st In-Van Conference

The First In-Van Conference on 18 October 2019, attracting 140 attendees, mostly early career professionals from nearly 60 companies and the MOD. Download the event Report and catch up on the JIG-V themes and project priorties and how you can participate  more

Added: 30th October 2019

MOD ISS Magazine - ISSue 14 - October 2019 available

MOD ISS Magazine - ISSue 14 - October 2019 available

The MOD Information System and Services (ISS) e-Magazine has some valuable insights for Industry who represent a large customer base for ISS  more

Added: 28th October 2019

SCS19 Keynote Speaker Sean Culey's book 'Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity'

SCS19 Keynote Speaker Sean Culey's book 'Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity'

Attendees at TD-Info's Support Chain Seminar (SCS19) on 8 October were given a tour-de-force expostion by keynote presenter and author Sean Culey. His recent book 'Transition Point: From Steam to the Singularity' builds towards an expostion of the transition points in successuve technological waves, to that of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Singularity   more

Added: 28th October 2019

Download Presentations from Support Chain Seminar 2019 (SCS19)

Download Presentations from Support Chain Seminar 2019 (SCS19)

Available presentations from our Support Chain Seminar 2019 are on our website for download.   more

Added: 28th October 2019

Ministry of Defence recognises BCS membership and professional standards for digital and IT specialists

Ministry of Defence recognises BCS membership and professional standards for digital and IT specialists

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, announced they will be working with the MOD for a further two years. This builds on success achieved during the 2017 launch of the membership programme, which has provided professional registration and recognition across the MOD digital and IT specialists. Read more, including what MOD CIO Charlie Forte says...  more

Added: 24th October 2019

Women in Defence Charter & 2019 Award Nominees

Women in Defence Charter & 2019 Award Nominees

The Women in Defence Charter is a commitment to work together to build a more balanced enterprise. Signatories are committing to be the very best at driving inclusion and diversity within their organisations and providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels.  more

Added: 21st October 2019

Draft Guidelines for AI Procurement

Draft Guidelines for AI Procurement

The UK Government's Office for Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been working with the World Economic Forumís Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (WEF) and stakeholders from government, private sector, and academia to draft a first version of Guidelines for AI procurement in the public sector for consultation. A workshop was held on 25 Oct at techUK. Read TD-Info's feedback from its participation and follow links to the Guidelines which are work-in-progress  more

Added: 21st October 2019

DE&S' monthly 'desider' magazine available online

DE&S' monthly 'desider' magazine available online

'desider' is the monthly corporate magazine for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). It is aimed at readers across the wider MOD, armed forces and industry, and covers stories and features about support to operations, equipment acquisition and support. It also covers the work of people in DE&S and its partners in industry, and other corporate news and information. Use the link to download back issues as well as the current month's edition.  more

Added: 15th October 2019

Defence Launches Radio Spectrum Blueprint

Defence Launches Radio Spectrum Blueprint

The Defence radio spectrum team has launched its blueprint document which highlights the approach defence will take to ensure sufficient spectrum access, now and in the future. Download a copy  more

Added: 15th October 2019