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MOD Special Projects Industry Day 1 November 2023

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MOD Special Projects Industry Day Wednesday 1 November 2023

MOD Special Projects Industry Day

The MOD Special Projects Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and Strategic Command (UKStratCom) Industry Day provides a key opportunity for the Capability Sponsor, Delivery Agency and industry partners to connect, gain clearer understanding of the current capability programme, and discuss and help inform future requirements. 

This presents an excellent opportunity for deeper engagement and networking with fellow experts in the field.

Open to participants from 5 EYES, NATO Countries and NATO Global Partners, the UK attendee will require minimum BPSS security clearance and for International Visitors, a foreign visit request to be submitted. Please see Entry Requirements for further information.

This year, the Applicant entry criteria minimum level of clearance of Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) aims to allow first-time entrants to the defence and security industry to attend the event, along with seasoned industry professionals.

UK Strategic Command Capability Special Projects (Cap SP) provides the capability sponsorship and development required to meet the demands of Special Users as well as Defence-wide CBRN and ECM. This is achieved by conducting near and long-term capability planning with a focus on innovation and emerging technologies.

The DE&S Special Projects Programme Delivery Group is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of a range of equipment capabilities identified by Cap SP for use primarily by Specialist Users.

Industry Day Programme

Industry Day takes place from 0800 - 1600 on 1 November 2023.

This year we have an exciting announcement relating to an innovation opportunity with the United States.

The programme will include a morning of presentations from UKStratCom and an afternoon of presentations from DE&S which will be held at Official Sensitive (OS). This will allow delegates to take notes.

To allow for the announcements and presentations, there will not be 1:1 sessions during the MOD SP Industry Day this year, however 1:1 sessions can be booked with team leaders from UKStratCom and DE&S during the exhibition the following day.

These will be held at unclassified, however more private discussions may take place off the show floor in dedicated meeting rooms. Delegates also have the option to thereafter arrange for follow up meetings at their own premises, or at MOD premises.

Networking

During the morning, lunchtime and afternoon breaks, delegates will be able to freely network with further members of DE&S and UKStratCom at Official Sensitive. 

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Entry Requirements - UK Applications

The event will be for UK Trade Visitors and Other Government Departments (OGD); Other 5EYES, NATO and NATO Global Partners* Military, Other Government Departments (OGD) and Trade Visitors.

*NATO and Global Partners attendance will be via MOD Sponsorship only.

UK Military who wish to attend should direct their enquiry via their internal MOD teams.

UK Trade Visitors and OGD - Entry Requirements

Attendees will require to hold minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), which must have been completed in order to attend.

As part of your application for a ticket, you will be required to upload the Verification Record (often referred to as BPSS-VR) to evidence the BPSS check has been completed.

What is BPSS and how do I obtain it?

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) acts as a pre-employment screening for people associated with industries such as defence, security, finance and energy. Those handling sensitive information are often required to pass the BPSS verification process. The process of obtaining BPSS usually takes 7 to 10 working days. 

If you do not already hold the BPSS, you may apply for BPSS by contacting organisations such as ADS Group (if you are an existing member); or other commercial organisations by searching for ‘BPSS Clearance’ in your browser.

For further information, please see the link here

There are 4 parts to a BPSS :

  • 3 Years employment history check
  • Right to work in the UK check
  • Proof of Identity (photo and address) check
  • Unspent criminal convictions check (DBS/Disclosure Scotland/AccessNI – this does not need to be completed if a person is going forward for CTC/SC/DV)

The person signing off the BPSS is required to complete a BPSS-VR (Verification Record). As part of the registration, you will be requested to upload your BPSS-VR.

This evidence will be audited by the Security Vetting team, ADS Group, to ensure the check has been completed to the required UK Government standard.

The decision of the Security Vetting team will be final.

For further information or any queries, please email sdsc-uk@adsgroup.org.uk

Register your interest to attend here. You will be notified as soon as the registration is open.

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: Extended to 23 OCTOBER 2023

The requirement to ensure that attendees are security cleared means that late bookings will not be accepted. 

Entry Requirements - Other 5 EYES Military, Other Government Department and Trade Visitors

Other 5 EYES Countries (ie USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) will be required to hold minimum the equivalent of the UK security clearance standards of:

  • Security Check 'SC' or
  • Enhanced Security Check 'eSC' or
  • Developed Vetting 'DV' or
  • Enhanced Development Vetting 'eDV' clearance

International requests for MOD SP Industry Day tickets will be checked by the Security Vetting team, ADS Group, who may request evidence of your Security Clearance status and will also process International Visits Control Office (IVCO) requests. 

Please apply as early as possible in order to allow for the IVCO visit checking process.

The decision of the Security Vetting team will be final.

To expedite your application, please contact SDSC-uk@adsgroup.org.uk if you intend to apply for tickets.

Please also Register your Interest here.

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: Extended to 23 OCTOBER 2023

The requirement to ensure that attendees are security cleared means that late bookings will not be accepted. 

Entry Requirements: NATO and NATO Global Partners Military, Other Government Departments and Trade Visitors

Applications from NATO and NATO Global Partners, whether Trade Visitor, Military or Other Government Departments (OGD) will require an MOD sponsor.

International requests for MOD SP Industry Day tickets will be checked by the Security Vetting team, ADS Group, who may request Official Documentation* from your Sponsor. The Security Vetting team will also process International Visits Control Office (IVCO) requests. 

*The Official Documentation from your Sponsor should include the text:

"I am acting as an MOD sponsor for [Applicant Name] who wishes to attend SDSC-UK 1st & 2nd November 2023. I can verify the authenticity of [Applicant Name] and that their clearances are [X Y Z].

The Official Document must include the Sponsor's Name, Job Title, Organisation, Email and Telephone number.

The documents will be checked by the Security Vetting team, who will also process International Visits Control Office (IVCO) requests. 

Please apply as early as possible in order to allow for the IVCO visit checking process.

The decision of the Security Vetting team will be final.

To expedite your application, please contact SDSC-uk@adsgroup.org.uk if you intend to apply for tickets.

Please also Register your Interest here.

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: extended to 23 OCTOBER 2023

The requirement to ensure that attendees are security cleared means that late bookings will not be accepted. 

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GDPR

Please note: SDSC-UK and its trading company 3CDS (Trading) Ltd do not sell or pass on any SDSC-UK contact details to third parties other than those that are expressly authorised to have access to that data for the proper functioning of their roles.

We work with Cyber Quarter, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security/Univ of Wolverhampton, to ensure that our systems are safe, secure and robust. We are pleased to be rated in the top 10% of organisations for cyber security in the Aerospace and Defence & Security Industry. 

On occasion we are made aware of unscrupulous external actors who claim to hold data from exhibitions such as SDSC-UK. Please be advised that any person offering such data and purporting to be acting on behalf SDSC-UK is fraudulent. Any such perpetrators will be pursued by our sister company, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (hcr), a Top 100 law firm.

Our Security and IT experts advise that it is best not to respond to such emails as by doing so, you may be unwittingly verifying your own email address. If you have any concerns in this regard, please contact Anna Roby-Welford, Director, SDSC-UK anna@3cdse.co.uk