On Monday 3 July ISS leadership and programme teams briefed industry on recent defence information developments and overall direction of travel. As part of the regular series of briefings ISS and industry met to discuss the impact of recent developments upon the defence information landscape.
General Ivan Hooper delivered a brief to industry explaining MOD’s current spending restrictions, reiterating that ISS will continue to work with industry and their Defence customers to ensure the most efficient and effective service to the end user. Gen Ivan reassured industry that ISS’ direction of travel is the same to that which was instigated by his predecessor in previous years. Industry engagement and a culture of closeness and collaboration between customer and supplier would be key to delivery. techUK will continue to monitor the effect of MOD’s financial situation in the coming months, and working to ensure that digital technologies and the information services that support them are adequately supported and resources.
Brig Fred Hargreaves OBE, Head of Deployed Platform Services (DPS) delivered a presentation about the New Style of IT Deployed (NSoIT (D)) work being progressed by ISS. This included the details of Main Gate Business Case 1, the DaaP approach, information on the Acquisition Support Partner competition, as well as the scope and procurement of strategy for Main Gate Business Case 2.
The commercial models and details on implementation were also briefed by ISS representatives.
Full information from the presentations can be found in the PDF document downloadable for members at the bottom of this page.
The two following paragraphs are presented on behalf of MOD and the ISS teams responsible for briefing during the event.
Redaction Note - The ‘Official Sensitive’ information had been redacted so as to allow for this to be sent over the internet, and wider distribution. We have since reviewed the slides to allow for Industry to be provided with as much information as possible, whilst adhering to policy and sensitivities. There were no errors in the pack, nor was any of the information deemed misleading in anyway.
Attached to the bottom of the page is an updated version of the redacted slides, that have had the bare minimum of information removed (None of which changes the context of the slide); that has still meant that some ‘text’ has had to be left out or desensitised, and one slide (Slide 5) has to remain redacted.
NSoIT(D) Statement - “On answering the culture question please be advised that community of interest shall be interpreted to include all companies who have an interest in the NSoIT(D). The comment was not meant to restrict or seem to restrict to those companies who are previous or incumbent suppliers. NSoIT(D) would welcome bids from new suppliers, especially from SMEs”.