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BACKGROUND The MOD Information Systems and Services (ISS) project teams based in Whitehall and in Corsham were spending too much time commuting between sites to conduct face-to-face meetings to shorten timeframes, produce more accurate data, include all stakeholders and conclude projects more quickly. This resulted in increased travelling cost, longer working hours and reduced productivity. … Continue reading Project Voyager
BACKGROUND The MOD engages with a number of scientists and academics with specific skills and knowledge who contribute to extremely sensitive projects which are critical to the defence of the nation and the deterrence of hostile threats. These specialists, who use their own varied enterprise IT systems, work outside of the MOD networks but need … Continue reading Project Rossiter
Situational awareness and decision support for Operations needs information to be shared with the right people in real-time. The fragmented and complex data that is accumulating and growing exponentially cannot be easily exploited or effectively shared using current nor planned IT systems. CHALLENGE To deliver more Intelligence and its derivatives to a greater number of … Continue reading Project Quicksilver and Tigershark
BACKGROUND The MOD has over 3500 project managers within the Project Management Office (PMO) working on numerous and multiple projects for varying lengths of time. Historically, it has been difficult to determine how much project resource has been allocated to specific projects as there has been no central recording of activity and consequently little available … Continue reading Project Sundial
BACKGROUND Sophisticated cyber-attacks are growing at an alarming rate with unstructured data amounting to more than 80% of all the data collected within the MOD’s cyber data lake. The accumulation and exponential growth of information relating to cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks needed to be analysed to derive a focused cyber situational awareness to prevent … Continue reading Project Kestrel
SecureCloud+ are delighted to announce that we have passed our ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certification following our annual visit from the British Assessment Bureau on Monday 1st July 2019. The auditors systematically went through the clauses of both standards to verify our compliance which resulted in zero major and zero minor non-conformances. A tremendous result.
Peter Jackson from SecureCloud+ said, ‘By achieving Certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 demonstrates that SecureCloud+ has systematic processes in place which ensure we achieve quality, improve security, protect our assets, promote efficiency and above all, meet customer requirements. These certifications are in recognition of SecureCloud Managed ICT solutions for Government, Intelligence and Public-Sector organisations.’
ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 is a system for managing the information security of a businesses. It minimises the risks of security breaches and increases client trust.
SecureCloud+ would like to celebrate Reserves Day and commemorate all the reservists who give up their time to serve in our country. Today, a reservist and SecureCloud employee Liam describes how he balances working for SecureCloud+ and military life.
‘I always had the desire to be part of the Armed Forces, but as my personal circumstances changed a full-time role in the military was no longer an option. Joining the British Army, as a reservist, has allowed me to fulfil my career aspirations inside and outside of the military.
Being a reservist has taught me many skills which I use in my current role as Sales Support for SecureCloud+ such as the ability to liaise with all ranks of the military and an understanding of their vision. I was originally attracted o SecureCloud+ because they were Silver Award Winners of the Armed Forces Covenant and actively employed Veterans and Reservists. Serving reservists like myself, receive 2 weeks extra leave in order to fulfil our annual training camp. The Company also supports several military focused charities like Combat Stress, RAF Benevolent Fund and actively support the military in various outreach projects. The Company is supportive in many ways and with its mix of diverse personnel, has created a refreshing workplace which I enjoy working in. ‘’
SecureCloud+ would like to thank Liam and Reservists across the UK for their dedication.
SecureCloud+ is proud to have attended the AOC 22Group Conference at MOD Lyneham on 19th & 20th June. More than 180 senior personnel, including a part of 22 Group Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) attended the conference. The conference theme was Growing the Next Generation which focused on looking at innovation in training, education and modernisation.
The conference was a great platform for us to demonstrate our Networked Collaboration Service (NCS) which is currently in service throughout the MOD but also at RAF Cosford, No 1 Training School which is part of the 22 Group. We were able to share with the wider audience how we are transforming Defence training to deliver better training to more people, in Realtime and over geographically dispersed locations at a reduced cost.
During the conference we were able to connect to one of the MOD’s live virtual learning environments (VLE) LEARN and ingest other training material and live feeds from various sources.
We would like to extend our thanks to the RAF No 22 Group RAF and Air Vice Marshal Warren James and his team for inviting us to contribute.
SecureCloud+ are proud to have participated in the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Golf Competition at the Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire. The SecureCloud+ team comprised of Rob Gittins and Ewen Lister alongside guests, Stu Butler of BAE Systems and Vince Kerr of L3 ASA.
The cobwebs were blown off the clubs early with four birdies in the first seven holes of the Texas Scramble. The scores were taken and adjudicated with the Team finishing third in the Texas Scramble with a score of 58.7. Stu Butler, also did the team proud by finishing second in the Stableford with 19 points.
Rob Gittins from SecureCloud+ said,
‘It was a pleasure to have attended this event alongside Vince Kerr and Stu Butler. SecureCloud+ are very keen on strengthening the relationships with our partners with the added bonus of enjoying a great day of golf.’’
The day finished in the nineteenth hole with the team enjoying the hospitality of the Club alongside many other attendees . SecureCloud+ would like to extend our thanks and appreciations to the Royal Aeronautical Society and Frilford Heath Golf Club for hosting this event.
The draw for the 2019-20 RAF Cup and Plate took place at our head office in Reading and was carried out by Sir Chris Coville and overseen by Flt Lt Nicola McNamee. We are thrilled to once again be supporting this event and look forward to supporting the teams on the side-lines. Good luck to all the teams taking part.
Winners of the event will receive the Keith Christie Trophy. A trophy named in honour and memory of the former RAF Senior Representative Team Head Coach who passed away in 2015. During his career, Warrant Officer Keith Christie gave outstanding service of the highest order to the Royal Air Force over which time he committed 30 years to Royal Air Force Sport; his main focus being the delivery of Service Football.
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