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MOD Design as a Service – Industry Day hosted at techUK

MOD Design as a Service – Industry Day hosted at techUK

2 sessions 13:00-15:00 & 15:30-17:30

Design as a Service is a current contract within Defence, used to provide design, architecture and technical/security resources to ISS and Defence, managed by DG CIO’s Service Design team  more

Added: 16th January 2019

Calling non-traditonal defence suppliers: register for 'Searchlight' event (3 May) on Radio Frequency (RF)

Calling non-traditonal defence suppliers: register for 'Searchlight' event (3 May) on Radio Frequency (RF)

A FREE event aimed at SMEs not currently involved with defence. It's focus is on Radio Frequency (RF).It's at Cranfield University on 3 May (sponsored by Lockeed Martin) - register before 30 April   more

Added: 16th April 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 Team Defence Information  Excellence Awards

Finalists announced for 2019 Team Defence Information Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce the finalists whom you can meet on their Stands at the Good Practice Market Place at Defence Information ’19, on 10 & 11 April. Read their submission summaries here...

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Added: 29th March 2019

International S2000M Provisioning Working Group (PWG) are hosted at TD-Info offices

International S2000M Provisioning Working Group (PWG) are hosted at TD-Info offices

The International S2000M Provisioning Working Group (PWG) appreciated holding a recent meeting of international representatives at the Team Defence Information offices. Provisioning is one of 6 Chapters in the S2000M international specification that defines the processes, procedures and provides the information for data exchange to be used for material management throughout the lifecycle of a product  more

Added: 19th March 2019

Turing Trust charity repurposes ICT kit for students in Africa: TD-Info member SBL is a great supporter

Turing Trust charity repurposes ICT kit for students in Africa: TD-Info member SBL is a great supporter

Meet members of Edinburgh-based charity the Turing Trust on their Stand at DI'19 (10 & qq April). They help students in sub-Saharan Africa by providing them with ICT equipment that's been 'recycled' from but unwanted (but serviceable) kit donated by companies in the UK. To date, the charity has repurposed over 4,200 PCs, enabling more than 41,000 students to gain a digital education. TD-Info member Software Box Ltd (SBL) is an active supporter of this charity. Find out more...  more

Added: 14th March 2019

MOD ISSue 10 (Feb 2019) available - news on MOD transformations, DI'19, SALLY & Customer Satisfaction

MOD ISSue 10 (Feb 2019) available - news on MOD transformations, DI'19, SALLY & Customer Satisfaction

Edition 10 of ISSue from MOD ISS (dated Feb 19) has a number the of news items - including important announcements about transformation - that are likely to be of interest to Industry  more

Added: 8th March 2019

TD-Info Annual General Meeting held on 5th March 2019 - slide deck available for members

TD-Info Annual General Meeting held on 5th March 2019 - slide deck available for members

Download the slide deck used at the TD-Info Annual General Meeting on 5th March 2018  more

Added: 5th March 2019

Win our Innovation Award Challenge 2019 - Apply with just 300 words by 18 March

Win our Innovation Award Challenge 2019 - Apply with just 300 words by 18 March

A competition set by the Ministry of Defence and with the Challenge of Explainable Machine Learning in the context of Defence. Aimed at SMEs and Start-up companies, the entry is 300 words by 18 March 2019. Win the chance to showcase your capabilities and technologies to the MOD and senior figures from the defence Industry with a chance to win the 2019 Innovation Award Challenge  more

Added: 4th March 2019

Town Hall for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) - 14 March

Town Hall for the Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) - 14 March

This quarterly 'Town Hall' meeting limited to MOD/Industry members of Team Defence Information has an infomative agenda that includes reports from various MOD groups, a brief from Steve Hyde, Head of Support Chain Controls, on Indsutry engagement in Business Modernisation for Support (BMfS)and a a brief from TD-Info MD Phil Williams on signficant changes to the TD-Info Operating Model  more

Added: 4th March 2019

'Emerging Talents' debate Information Advantage at DI'19 Event

'Emerging Talents' debate Information Advantage at DI'19 Event

Responding to the "Never enough younger people here!" feedback from previous Defence Information events, we're mobilising 'emerging talents' in defence to debate "How the MOD can gain the Information Advantage", challenging them to be creative if not provocative! A lively session in prospect with the floor opened up to the audience too. And there's more...  more

Added: 2nd March 2019

TD-Info Who's Who in Admin at Team Defence Information?

TD-Info Who's Who in Admin at Team Defence Information?

It may help to know the 3 people at TD-Info who provide essential office admin functions - and roughly who does what  more

Added: 28th February 2019

Def Logs Concept Study Day on Future Application of Artificial Intelligence (28 March 19): for PRACTITIONERS

Def Logs Concept Study Day on Future Application of Artificial Intelligence (28 March 19): for PRACTITIONERS

The next Defence Logistics Concept Study Day on 28 March is about the Future Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Defence Logistic and Support Network. Held at the Defence Academy, this session aims to help inform the development of the Def Logs AI concept and development roadmap for which there is an early version. Places are limited. If you are leading in the development of AI concepts for your organisation and would like to join this collaboration event, please provide an expression of interest, no later than Close of Business Tuesday 12th March 2019, providing answers to a few questions  more

Added: 25th February 2019

Get Slides on Robotics & Autonomous Systems Workshop for Defence Logistics session

Get Slides on Robotics & Autonomous Systems Workshop for Defence Logistics session

Download the slide deck from the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Workshop, facilitated by TD-Info for Defence Logistics, held on 21 February 2019

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Added: 23rd February 2019

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on MOD Equipment Plan 2018-2028

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on MOD Equipment Plan 2018-2028

A techUK item about the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report (Jan 2019) on the MOD's Equipment Plan 2018 - 2028 highlights the key points and provides a link to the document itself  more

Added: 18th February 2019

Def Logs Concept Workshops & LOGNET 2019

Def Logs Concept Workshops & LOGNET 2019

Look out for more information on the following workshops: Artificial Intelligence - 28 March; Automotive innovation – April; Oil & Gas innovation; LOGNET event - September  more

Added: 18th February 2019

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory launches ‘SME Searchlight’ to harness innovation

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory launches ‘SME Searchlight’ to harness innovation

TD-Info and members are supporting this important initiavie whereby Dstl aims to attract new small and medium sized enterprises to work in Defence science. The project, called SME Searchlight, aims to attract non-traditional Defence suppliers and SMEs to help deliver a projected £40 to £45million increase in Dstl research spending with external companies, in line with the Government’s intent to increase external spending with SMEs to 33% by 2022  more

Added: 18th February 2019

Annual DPRTE - 28 March 2018: at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

Annual DPRTE - 28 March 2018: at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

The annual DPRTE relocates to to the Farnborough International Ehibition Centre - 28 March 2018. Apply to attend now.  more

Added: 14th February 2019

MOD ISS update for Industry on defnet

MOD ISS update for Industry on defnet

The MOD has issued a communication - MOD update on defnet for Industry Partners - Feb 2019, that is available for members to download...  more

Added: 13th February 2019

Dates for Simplified Technical English (STE) courses & new addition to the STE team at TD-Info

Dates for Simplified Technical English (STE) courses & new addition to the STE team at TD-Info

The Simplified Technical English (STE) team at TD-Info has recently doubled in numbers, with Alexia MacDonald joining as Assistant Tutor, working with Maria MacDonald. During 2019, they will be delivering STE courses, both timetabled sessions (3-day courses on: 6 - 8th March;12-14th June; 11 – 13 September; 16 - 18th October) held at the TD-Info offices and courses on-site tailored to company's requirements  more

Added: 12th February 2019

TD-Info contributes to Dstl Programme on Expanding the Supply Base

TD-Info contributes to Dstl Programme on Expanding the Supply Base

TD-Info is pleased to be working with Dstl and associated trade bodies - techUK, ADS and FSB - to explore running collaborative market engagements to assist Dstl in growing the Science and Technology Research Supply Chain   more

Added: 2nd February 2019

Taking stock of benefits of Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF)

Taking stock of benefits of Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF)

The Engineering Support Transformation User Forum (E-STUF) holds quarterly sessions, the most recent (January 2019) being hosted by TD-Info member Babccok Internatinal. TD-Info is canvassing Industry and MOD for feedback about E-STUF and shares input here from the MOD E-STUF Co-Chair Gary Cox to stimulate further contributions  more

Added: 2nd February 2019

2019 Innovation Challenge open to SMEs and Start-ups

2019 Innovation Challenge open to SMEs and Start-ups

2019 sees the launch of the Defence Information Innovation Zone - a unique opportunity for Start-ups and Small-to-Medium enterprises (SMEs) to showcase their technologies to the MOD and senior figures from the defence Industry.

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Added: 1st February 2019

Welcoming recent new members to TD-Info

Welcoming recent new members to TD-Info

We warmly welcome the following companies as new members: Netscout and Softcat plc as Lead Sponsors; Bizzdesign, ByzGen Ltd, Centerprise International, Defence Innovation Cluster, Mulesoft, Pure Storage and SCISYS Ltd. Read more about what these companies do...  more

Added: 1st February 2019

Staff arrivals and departure at TD-Info

Staff arrivals and departure at TD-Info

News of two additions to our TD-Info team and the departure of a secondee after a mutually valued and productive full-time secondment  more

Added: 1st February 2019

What's Coming Re Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI) Events

What's Coming Re Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI) Events

Team Defence Information SII-COI are supporting MOD Def Logs with a series of Collaborative Workshops / Engagements focused on the Def Logs' Top 3 themes: Additive Manufacture (AM), Robotic & Autonomous Systems (RAS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Leaning (ML). Steve Green, who facilitates SII-COI within TD-Info, provides this summary. Learn more about this and how to get involved

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Added: 1st February 2019

Global Urban Air Summit (3 & 4 September) - TD-Info participation

Global Urban Air Summit (3 & 4 September) - TD-Info participation

Team Defence Information are partnered with Farnborough International and the Farnborough International News Network (FINN) to help deliver the Global Urban Air Summit (GUAS) event in September 2019 (3rd & 4th) and provide a unqiue Team Defence view on the common challenges for Urban Air Moblity (UAM)operators and Defence logisticians. Further details can be found on the GUAS  more

Added: 1st February 2019

Innovative Concepts and Disruptive Technologies

Innovative Concepts and Disruptive Technologies

Team Defence Information is supporting Def Logs with a series of Collaborative Workshops / Engagements focused on the latter’s top three themes of Additive Manufacture, Robotics & Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning  more

Added: 22nd January 2019

TD-Info at Aurora Engineering Partnership Industry Day - 24 Jan 2019

TD-Info at Aurora Engineering Partnership Industry Day - 24 Jan 2019

TD-Info were pleased to be invited to, and to exhibit at,an Industry Day for the Engineering Defence Partnership (EDP), run by the Aurora EDP delivery partners Qinetiq, ATKINS and BMT on behalf of MOD Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) on 24 January  more

Added: 13th January 2019

Combat Support Week 26-28 February - 15% Discount on Standard Rate for TD-Info members

Combat Support Week 26-28 February - 15% Discount on Standard Rate for TD-Info members

Event organisers IPQC have "Preparing the Combat Support Force to face the Peer Threat" as the theme for Combat Support Week 2019 taking place over 2 days (26 & 27th Feb) at Hilton London Kensington, with 28th February for workshops. TD-Info members qualify for a 15% discount on a standard delegate place   more

Added: 8th January 2019

Women in Defence Technology - Event hosted by techUK 12 February 2018

Women in Defence Technology - Event hosted by techUK 12 February 2018

"MOD continues to work towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce throughout UK Defence, and this event will provide a platform for women with technology skills to build relationships and discuss career pathways." Presentations, networking and informal mentoring opportunities   more

Added: 1st January 2019