UK Parliament Looking for 11/08 Industry Submissions re: DE&S, DIS, Key Programs
On April 1/07 the Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) and the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) merged to form Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), with a GBP 16 billion annual budget. Beginning at 10:30 AM GMT on Nov 18/08, Britain’s Defence Committee will be taking industry input into its examination of the UK MoD’s progress in improving the way it procures and supports defence equipment, the state of key future equipment programs like the A400M aircraft and FRES armored vehicles, and progress and issues associated with Britain’s Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS).
The Committee would welcome attendance or written submissions to the inquiry. Those wishing to attend the meetings should check the exact venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing. Written evidence should be sent to the Clerk of the Defence Committee by Friday Nov 7/08, via to defcom@ within the UK parliament’s domain. Submission should be in .DOC or .RTF format, with numbered paragraphs and an executive summary if the submission is long. The email sending it in must make the submission’s origins and organization behind it clear, and include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. For further details, see the committee’s release.