2014 Report details for project: Army 2020

Project name: Army 2020 - there are 2 reports for this project: 2014, 2015
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The overall aim of the Army 2020 Programme is to transform the British Army by the end of the decade in accordance with the structural design and operational concepts devised by the Army 2020 Study Team, endorsed by the Defence Board, providing a force which can meet Defence Planning Assumptions and unforeseen challenges in the future strategic environment. The programme will make extensive changes to the Army's structure, creating a Reaction Force and a pool of Adaptable Forces, supported by Force Troops. The number of Regular posts within the structure will fall from a post-SDSR endorsed total of c 94,000 to 82,000 by 2016. Greater and more integrated use will be made of Reserve personnel to create an Army numbering c 112,000 overall. The Army will adopt a new operating model under which Reserves are integrated for use on both routine and contingency operations. Wider changes will be made to the Army's procedures, behaviours and culture to ensure the effectiveness and long-term viability of the new model (the Transformation Agenda).
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Army 2020 was the subject of a Major Projects Authority (MPA) Gateway Review in April 2013, and was due to be again in May 2014. Following the AMBER rating received in the 2013 review the Core Programme team drew up an action plan based on key recommendations. The majority of these have now been auctioned, for example an improved stakeholder engagement plan and the inclusion of a programme risk on the cultural and behavioural changes that will be required by both Regular and Reserve personnel to ensure the delivery of the integrated force. The current main effort within the Programme is to complete essential work to determine how programme benefits will be realised, thereby articulating how the Army will operate when the new structures are in place.
Start date: 2011-08-31
End date: 2020-04-30
Schedule text: On Schedule. The shift from structural design/planning to implementation by the Chain of Command has continued, with the creation of Force Troops Command on 1 September 2013 representing achievement of the first key structural milestone. All Implementation Orders relating to structural, command and control, and location changes to be completed by 31 March 2015 have been issued to the Chain of Command. Direction has also been sent out by Commander Land Forces to implement measures to make Regular/Reserves integration a reality, including arrangements for units to operate with their paired unit. The scale of change facing the Army must not be underestimated, with significant operational commitments; the conclusion of HERRICK; withdrawal from Germany; restructuring in the UK; Regular redundancy; growing the Army Reserve; bringing Urgent Operational Requirements into core; and, implementing Levene's reforms.
Baseline: £0.00m
Forecast: £0.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: N/A
Whole Life Cost: £0.00m
WLCost text: N/A
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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