Find out more about UKCeB through reading the answers to these Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a specific question contact UKCeB.
What is UKCeB's mission?
UKCeB's mission is to "transform secure information sharing for through life collaboration in defence acquisition and support." Read more in 'About' and 'Governance'
How does UKCeB fit with MOD & Industry?
UKCeB is an interface for Industry and the MOD on matters relating to its mission. It represents the views of the Industry membership which covers major suppliers as well as small-to-meduim sized subcontractors. It enables the MOD to have contacts with Industry over a range of important matters. Two-way consultations and dialogues are often facilitiated by UKCeB who promote the concept of 'Team Defence'
Does UKCeB organise any conferences or events?
Yes, UKCeB is active in organising and co-hosting events throughout the year. For instance, it holds an annual conference in April and organises regular Community of Learning Events. For details of forthcoming Events, please refer to the Calendar section.
Who are the UKCeB staff?
UKCeB's staff comprise an Executive Director and a Task Force who are supported by administration and a Secretariat. Professional experience amongst UKCeB staff includes the sectors of aerospace, defence and information and communication technologies (ICT). Task Force staff have responsibilities for Working Groups, Steering Groups and Projects within UKCeB. See the 'People' section to read about UKCeB staff.
Can I immediately attend any group within UKCeB once I am a Member?
Some areas of the work of UKCeB are by invitation only. Many areas - such as the Working Groups - are fully open to participation, although you are recommended to make contact first with the UKCeB Task Force lead for each. Contact details are on the Member page for each Working Group or you can use the 'Contact Us' page.
Is it true that MOD staff are eligible to be a member of UKCeB?
Yes, if you work for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) you are entitled to become a member of UKCeB. You can apply to attend appropriate meetings and register to access the member area of this website.
Are there activities open to Non-UKCeB people?
Yes - the most obvious example is the annual UKCeB conference in April. Also, you can participate in any of the UKCeB events marked with a 'P' in the Calendar section. UKCeB members often get discounts on these and other events - another benefit of joining!
What are the UKCeB Good Practice Awards?
These are annual awards that are made at the Good Practice Market Place. The 2012 Event with keynote speakers and presentations from finalists, was excellent and included the H Rowbotham Award (see the General Documents section UKCeB). Read more about the Awards in the Past Events Notes and Future Events Information sections of our website. The 2013 Good Practice Awards will take place on the 18th April and will form part of our yearly Conference.
I have a question (proposition, general enquiry etc.) for UKCeB. Who do I contact?
We are always pleased to be in contact and will do our best to help whether directly or by way of 'sign-posting' to help match your query. Please use the 'Contact Us' section.
Can I see the Members' area of the UKCeB website?
The information in the Members' area is available once you join. However, to help prospective Members appreciate more fully the benefits, upon application, we can provide you with website Member access for a day. Please see 'Contact Us' section.
How does TSCP relate to UKCeB?
UKCeB is an active supporter of the work of the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Programme (TSCP). UKCeB works with TSCP to exploit the secure solutions for today’s most critical Aerospace & Defence issues. Philippe Laflandre, TSCP Chairman, says "The need for secure collaboration and information sharing in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) community has never been greater. Executives are concerned about eliminating data leakage, protecting intellectual property, and complying with export controls."
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What are the key Business Drivers?
Key Business Drivers for UKCeB come from both the MOD & Industry. The Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS) requires MOD and Industry to work in a variety of through-life, end-to-end partnership contracts to deliver greater operational efficiency and increased mutual business benefits. The Defence Industry and MOD must jointly consider: the impact of changing Contract Models, the right Information to the right person at the right time, the multi-contractor global collaborations, re-useable interoperable solutions and the complexity and volume of information flows
My company is a UKCeB member: how do I find out which colleagues use UKCeB?
We appreciate that some companies are very large and it is not always easy to know which colleagues are involved with UKCeB and it's Working Groups etc. Often companies have a 'lead contact' for UKCeB. Please get in touch with us by using the 'Contact Us' page and we will be pleased to help you.
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