The FCN programme team is responsible for managing the procurement options and technological requirements to ensure FCN successfully replaces four separate communication networks – DFTS, DII, DHFCS and Skynet 5 – as their respective contracts draw close to renewal between 2012 and 2020.
The new six-month project builds upon an initial study VEGA won in March 2007 to identify and review the risks and issues surrounding the proposed acquisition process and the future technological requirement.
Herts-based VEGA will apply its Enterprise Architecture services and Architectural Framework Modelling expertise to enable the FCN IPT to make informed decisions as how best to deliver continuity of service without any loss of capability as the transformation programme is rolled out.
The project’s technical boundary scope was developed in conjunction with the Systems Engineering and Integration Group (SEIG), through the use of the Integration Services Support Environment (ISSE) drawing on architecture models held in the MoD Architecture Repository (MODAR).
Peter Armstrong, VEGA defence business development director, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting the MoD in the reshaping of its future network and the wider C4ISTAR strategy. Winning this work further highlights VEGA’s expertise and leadership in Enterprise Architecture and Architectural Framework Modelling.’