2014 Report details for project: Defence Core Network Services

Project name: Defence Core Network Services - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: DCNS will rationalise a set of existing commercial arrangements to ensure new capabilities are brought in that are effective and represent best value for money. Currently, DCNS covers successors to Defence Information Infrastructure (DII), Defence Fixed Telecommunications Services (DFTS), Skynet 5, High Frequency (HF) and Defence Electronic Commerce Service (DECS).
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: A DCNS MPA PAR in February 2014 identified a number of recommendations to improve Delivery Confidence. Departmental approval was provided to take forward DCNS Project Grapevine 2 in May 2014, allowing the programme to proceed to issue Invitations to Quote to bidders.
Start date: 2009-12-01
End date: 2020-03-02
Schedule text: Preparation to take forward GRAPEVINE 1 (DII extension) is actively underway for start of service in 2015. GRAPEVINE 2 (DFTS and Local Area Network (LAN) successor) is proceeding to tender. Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) (Skynet) and Operational Information Services remain embryonic and subject to further requirements definition. EMPORIUM is subject to review.
Baseline: £33.51m
Forecast: £29.62m
Variance: -11.61%
Variance text: Marginally under budget, mainly due to some project slippage.
Whole Life Cost: £5,632.58m
WLCost text: The whole life costs cover the replacement of DECS, DFTS, DII and DHFCS. Because of its early lifecycle stage Skynet 5 replacement costs are not included.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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