2017 Report details for project: Land Environment Tactical Communication and Information Systems

Project name: Land Environment Tactical Communication and Information Systems - there are 3 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The LE TacCIS Programme will sustain, evolve and where appropriate replace tactical communication and information systems used across the Land Environment. This includes man-portable systems, those mounted on platforms and those in deployed headquarters.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The MOD accepts the recommendations made in the review of the LE TacCIS programme in April 2016 and is working to address them. A further external review is likely to be undertaken in late 2017 by which time the programme would expect a more favourable RAG rating based on the significant work done in the interim and the increased maturity of the programme as a whole.
Start date: 2013-05-01
End date: 2035-12-01
Schedule text: Multiple dates exist to cohere the delivery of benefits across a collection of projects and a sub-programme. The LETacCIS programme will close when sufficient transformation in the target operating model has been institutionalised through evolutionary development. At the time of publishing this report the conditions for transitioning to business as usual through evolutionary development was still being defined LE TacCIS is a transformational change programme that will ‘information enable’ the Land Environment in the full conduct of operations. It is initially based on an opening up of the communications architecture across a number of currently stove-piped systems such that, in the future, upgrades can be conducted on a spiral basis across system boundaries whilst being more reactive to changes in requirements and at lower cost. This will allow UK MOD to retain its technological advantage. The programme is therefore evolutionary by design with projects already delivering capability change. It will continue to exploit new technology and integrate it into the open architecture; for this reason, there is no programme closure date. The programme is on schedule to meet its milestones.
Baseline: £168.54m
Forecast: £169.38m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget Variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £11,148.48m
WLCost text: The MOD has identified LE TacCIS as one of the most important change programmes in the Land Environment and is investing accordingly. The Department will become significantly less reliant on large prime contractors and the 'lock-in' that can result. This new approach therefore represents the best value means of Defence retaining an operational advantage by leveraging new technologies, with value for money and adopting a more agile approach to spiral development through life. The funding will be used incrementally to introduce modern technologies as existing radios, computer systems, user devices and applications reach obsolescence. Critical will be the ownership by MOD of the Intellectual Property Rights and the system design.
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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