2015 Report details for project: Defence Core Network Services

Project name Defence Core Network Services - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2015 (data is from September 2014)
Category ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: DCNS was established as a capability replacement programme to deliver to Defence successor ICT services that were aligned to Defence and Government strategies through the rationalisation of current sub-optimal commercial arrangements and technical solutions delivered by five legacy projects and programmes. DCNS set out to achieve this by managing the transition to new services through five key procurement projects. These were: 1. EMPORIUM - Applications Hosting & Management. 2. GRAPEVINE 1 - Office Services and Collaborative Services. 3. GRAPEVINE 2 -Telephony and Networks. 4. GRAPEVINE 3 - Operational IS. 5. Future Beyond Line of Sight. Satellite & High Frequency Services.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Red
DCA text: Following the MPA PAR in February 14, it was recommended that to improve delivery confidence, the DCNS Programme be disaggregated and closed as a programme. In May 2014, a new SRO was appointed and his assessment aligned with the findings of the PAR, in that DCNS was too ambitious. The five enclosed projects were grouped into three smaller and more deliverable programmes (Infrastructure, Networks and Applications). These are subject to programme validation reviews in spring 2015. The encompassed projects are driving forward at pace.
Start date 2009-12-01
End date 2020-03-02
Schedule text The projects need to deliver new services at the point where the legacy contracts expire. In 2015, DII and DFTS successor contracts will be placed and the Future Application Hosting Environment will achieve initial operating capability. These are key elements of the Infrastructure, Networks and Applications programmes. The other key elements of these programmes remain in concept phase.
Baseline £46.27m
Forecast £24.85m
Variance -46.30%
Variance text: Forecast being defined in line with delivery priorities and programme sequencing.
Whole Life Cost £6,113.33m
WLCost text: Forecast being defined in line with delivery priorities and programme sequencing.
Sourcefile IPA_2015.csv

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