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Dstl Human and Social Sciences Research Industry Day Presentation

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This presentation provides an overview of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's (Dstl) framework, known as the Human and Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC) that will deliver agile and robust human social and behavioural sciences research by building and maintaining a supplier network with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration to exploit skills and capabilities.

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Dstl Human and Social Sciences Research Industry Day Presentation

  1. 1. © Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  2. 2. The Human and Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC) Industry Day 4th April 2017 OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Enquiries: DstlHSSRC@dstl.gov.uk
  3. 3. HSSRC Market Interest Day Objectives • Provide an overview of the Requirements for the Human and Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC) and associated timescales • Discuss the requirement with potential Primes and Sub-contractors • Provide an opportunity for Q&A • Provide a Networking opportunity. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  4. 4. Industry Day Guidelines • All information provided is Subject to Contract and on a Without Prejudice basis • All information provided today will be at OFFICIAL. It is not possible to discuss any information at a higher security level • Timescales provided are estimated, not firm. Dstl does not commit to these timescales, they are provided as a guide OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  5. 5. Agenda OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Item Time Lead Registration & Coffee 09:30 – 10:00 All Welcome and Housekeeping 10:00 – 10:15 Lucy Evans Strategic Overview 10:15 – 10:30 Lt Col Simon West HSSRC Overview 10:30 – 11:00 Lucy Evans Technical Requirement Examples 11:00 – 11:15 Kate Griffin Commercial Overview 11:15 – 11:30 Irfon Thomas Coffee and Networking 11:30 – 12:30 All Q&A 12:30 – 13:00 All Lunch and Networking 13:00 – 14:00 All Closing remarks 14:00 – 14:10 Lucy Evans
  6. 6. Strategic Overview OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  7. 7. HSSRC Overview OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  8. 8. Science Capability Review • Shift the balance away from short term needs to address longer term challenges, thus increasing investment in strategic and speculative high-risk high-reward Science & Technology (S&T). • Enable innovation from the S&T community to be exploited by Defence; • Ensure critical specialist S&T capabilities are sustained; • Strengthen partnerships with allies, industry, academia and across government to deliver a cost effective portfolio and sustain S&T skills; • Enable S&T Users to have their highest priority User Needs met. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  9. 9. S&T Strategy • International by Design • Promote UK prosperity • Develop once, exploit across multiple domains • Build and maintain critical capabilities • Focus S&T on highest priorities • Align S&T to the challenges identified in Strategic Defence & Security Review (SDSR), Defence Challenges, Science Capability Review (SCR) • Rebalance towards high risk, high reward speculative S&T OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  10. 10. Implications for Human Capability S&T • Continued requirement for Human Capability related research • Majority of Human and Social Sciences continues to be delivered externally- relies on rapid, agile access to a diverse supplier base • Require a diverse, multi-disciplinary supplier base. We need to be able to grow, refresh and reconfigure the Supplier base • Need the means to grow and sustain our internal capability through engagement with experts from academia and industry • Support of Government growth and prosperity agenda • SDSR directed higher levels of innovation and stressed the importance of working with the wider Defence Enterprise OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  11. 11. Aim of HSSRC Delivering agile and effective human, social and behavioural sciences research to shape Defence and Security strategy, policy and capability. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Appoint a Prime Contractor to lead, manage and deliver human, social and behavioural sciences research. Respond to requirements from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs) in relation to UK defence and security
  12. 12. HSSRC Requirements • Collaborate with Dstl under a joint-working philosophy • Cutting edge, world-leading, innovative research • Open, transparent and fair • Agile and flexible • Diverse and vibrant supplier base • Inter-/multi-disciplinary working • Robust technical and quality assurance • 6 key technical areas OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  13. 13. Disciplines OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Anatomy and physiology Anthropology Behavioural modelling Bio-engineering Complexity Science Cost analysis Crime science Criminology Cultural and religious studiesEconomic analysis of people change programmes Ethics Exercise science Experimental and trials design, management, execution and assessment Food and nutrition research Genomics Healthcare and well-being research Human factors engineering Human health physics Human perception Human performance research Human resources research Human survivability protection and stress effects Intelligence analysis International relations Law Legal review Linguistics Medical products and materials research Medical treatment research Medicinal chemistry Military sciences Neuroscience Non-lethal weapons research Operational analysis Operational fitness Organisational design Pharmacology Human geography Physical environmental protection systems research Physical load on personnel Human factors Integration Political science Psychology Safety engineering Smart materials for medical research Social Statistics Sociology Statistical methods and techniques Stress physiology System design Systems engineering Systems integration and verification Teams, organisations and cultures Textiles technology ToxicologyTraining and education research Welfare research
  14. 14. Technical Scope OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Training & Education Personnel Humans in Systems Human Performance Health, Well- being & Enhancing Medical Systems and Capabilities Understanding and Influencing Human Behaviour
  15. 15. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Human Performance overarching themes Support the enhancement and integration of physical / cognitive performance Understand and assess innovative tools for maximising human performance Research human physical augmentation technologies / techniques Understand and assess new training and education methods Understand and assess recruitment and retention methods Optimising human cognitive and physical performance in the Defence and Security environment Human Performance
  16. 16. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Recruit, retain and train to achieve the right mix of sufficient, capable and motivated people Approaches for enhancing situation understanding. Human cognition. Wearable technologies. Adaptive Human Performance in socio- technical complex systems. Increase performance via increased proficiency of individuals Decision making under uncertainty: Ensure leadership has access to the best information and support possible to facilitate timely decision making. Organisational understanding. Techniques and technologies to maximise overall capability via the contribution of the human component. The protection of dismounted soldiers from noise, heat / cold, vibration, fatigue and CBRN threats. Wearable technologies / SMART clothing. Human science support to medical countermeasure research and the Army's Musculoskeletal Injury reduction plan. Inform the understanding of the physical risks to all service personnel in the workplace and in the field, and generate mitigation strategies. Techniques and technologies to maximise overall capability via the contribution of the human component. Performance enhancing aids, supplements and drugs Could impact the performance of own and opposing forces.
  17. 17. Humans in Systems Research and analysis to support integration of people, technology and organisations to support the design, development, operation and defence of effective and efficient defence and security systems. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  18. 18. Human in Systems OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Specification Design Development Human Centred Design Technology Sociotechnical Systems People Organisations Acquisition Processes EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT defence and security systems Systems Engineering Acceptance Balanced Development of all Aspects of Capability CognitivePhysical Research and Analysis Enhance Individual and Collective Performance Safety Exploit Emerging Technologies Team In-service Battle Winning Edge Affordability Disposal
  19. 19. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 LandAir Space Maritime PhysicalSocial Information Cognitive Cyber Spans the full range of socio-technical systems in the four environments (Air, Land, Maritime, Space) across the physical, information (including cyber) and social domains.
  20. 20. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Autonomy Wearable Technology BOTS Physical Enhancement Cognitive Enhancement Emergent Properties Trust in Automated Systems Roboticisation of the Workplace Data mining Robotics Complex Adaptive Systems Big Data Human AI Teaming AI Data Visualisation Reversionary Capability Augmentation COTS Exploitation Sociotechnical Systems Augmented/ Enhanced Reality Acquisition of Emergent Technologies Human Centred Design for Complex Systems Human Centred Systems Engineering Machine Learning Ethics Shared Situational Awareness (SA) Decision Making in the Information Age
  21. 21. Training and Education OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Delivering a skilled and capable workforce equipped with the behaviours, knowledge, skills and experience necessary to meet Defence requirements
  22. 22. Training and Education Scope OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 INDIVIDUALTEAM COLLECTIVE INDIVIDUAL TEAM COLLECTIVE INDIVIDUAL TEAM COLLECTIVE JOINT TRAINING Increasingly Complex And Interactive Increasing Joint And Combined Aspects Increasing Live To Virtual Cost RatioLess Muscle Memory, More Interaction MoreDifficultToProvide RealisticLiveTraining IncreasingBenefitsFrom Interoperability Learning Analysis Learning Design Learning Delivery Learning Evaluation
  23. 23. Personnel - Scope SUPPLY Recruitment Selection Retention Monitoring & Forecasting External environment watch CAPABILITY Personal development Health & Well- being New Op capability concepts Integrated force concepts Values & ethos MOTIVATION Employee Engagement Reward & Recognition Impact of Service Life Support to families Leavers & Veterans Policy & Capability Planning Workforce Management Future Concepts & Force Development Balance of Investment Monitoring & evaluation Capability Planning Support OFFICIAL OFFICIAL © Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  24. 24. HR Lifecycle Perspective Recruit & Select Train & Prepare Sustain Retain & Career Manage ExitSupply Protect Support OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  25. 25. Understanding and Influencing Human Behaviour OFFICIAL Joint Effects: Meshing kinetic and non- kinetic activity through Joint Action to deliver with precision the military contribution to Full Spectrum Effects. Information Activities & Outreach (IA&O): Targeted manipulation of information in the virtual and physical domains to shape attitudes and beliefs in the cognitive domain. Cognitive Virtual Physical Full Spectrum Approach: co-ordinated use of the full spectrum of national capabilities to achieve geopolitical and strategic aims, including military, non-military, overt and covert means, within the rule of law. © Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Wideningfocusofconcern
  26. 26. Full Spectrum / Joint Effects: Critical S&T Touchpoints OFFICIAL Human & Behavioural Sciences Physical & Information Sciences © Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Full Spectrum Joint Effects WITIA / Hybrid Warfare StratCom & Defence Engagement Informatio n Activities & Outreach Counter Terrorism & Global Strike Understand & InsightData Analytics / Visualisation Command &Control, Information &Intelligence, Shared SA Cyber & Electromag netic Activities Future Kinetic Effects Novel Effects
  27. 27. Health, Well-being and Enhancing Medical Systems and Capabilities Harnessing S&T advances which contribute to an improvement in physical, psychological and social health, in order to maintain operational effectiveness and minimise mortality, morbidity and residual disability. • Optimising operational health and performance • Enhancing medical systems and capabilities OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  28. 28. Technical Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  29. 29. Programme Types OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Driving Programmes S&T Services Responding Programmes
  30. 30. Dstl Programmes OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 • Above water systems • Autonomy • Aviation systems • Contested EM environment • CBR Services • Cyber systems • Def. agility, adapt. and cost reduction • Future kinetic effects and weapons systems • Future Sensing and SA • Future workforce and human performance • Influence & non-kinetic effects • Future threat understanding & disruption • Info systems • Land systems • Materials for strategic advantage • Missile defence and strategic systems • Policy & capability enterprise support • Protecting our people • Security systems • Space • Specialist systems • Threat evaluation • Underwater systems • Upstream prevention of CBR
  31. 31. Dstl Programmes OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 • Above water systems • Autonomy • Aviation systems • Contested EM environment • CBR Services • Cyber systems • Def. agility, adapt. and cost reduction • Future kinetic effects and weapons systems • Future Sensing and SA • Future workforce and human performance • Influence & non-kinetic effects • Future threat understanding & disruption • Info systems • Land systems • Materials for strategic advantage • Missile defence and strategic systems • Policy & capability enterprise support • Protecting our people • Security systems • Space • Specialist systems • Threat evaluation • Underwater systems • Upstream prevention of CBR
  32. 32. Novel Approaches to developing the future workforce: Novel concepts and approaches to train, educate and prepare the future workforce. Example Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 S&T interventions to accelerate the training of cognitive skill and agility S&T to provide the means to measure training effectiveness and Return on Investment
  33. 33. Joint Protection and Survivability: Informing the understanding of the physical risks to service personnel in the workplace and in the field and generate mitigation strategies. Example Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 S&T to help maximise the availability of people who are “fit to work” S&T to improve understanding, prevention, detection and treatment of occupational and environmental stressors
  34. 34. Optimise the Human Component of Capability: Enhancing human performance - physical, cognitive and integration. Example Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 S&T to generate interventions to reduce cognitive and command burden in Defence systems S&T to generate analysis techniques and interventions that will enhance human cognitive performance in order to improve overall system performance and mitigate information overload. S&T to generate tools, techniques and interventions that will enhance human physical performance in order to improve overall system performance. Novel Human-Machine Interface Technologies for Land Vehicles and the Dismounted Soldier
  35. 35. Full Spectrum Effects/ Influence Activities and Outreach: To develop and test innovative approaches to enhance the effectiveness of upstream Influence activities to enable a future military full spectrum approach. Example Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 S&T to identify, demonstrate, de-risk and mature concepts and technologies to increase understanding of the key factors that shape identities, motivations and behaviours of overseas audiences (hostile, neutral and friendly) S&T to identify, demonstrate, de-risk and mature evidence-based concepts and technologies to inform development of capabilities and functions that build ethical, effective relationships with domestic (UK) audiences
  36. 36. Delivering the Future Work Force: Exploiting the latest S&T in KSE, selection, talent management and organisational design to enable realisation of the Whole Force concept. Example Requirements OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Provide advice and innovative solutions to engage and include all demographic groups in the workforce S&T to provide concepts, tools, techniques and solutions to improve understanding, tracking and management of the current and future Knowledge, Skills & Experiences demand, taking into account the changing 'Whole Force
  37. 37. Commercial Overview OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  38. 38. HSSRC Commercial Overview • Annual budget £10-15M • 7 year term. Core period and options under consideration • Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSCPR) process to be followed • Competition to drive Value For Money • Prime should have capability to offer technical assurance • Prime should utilise expertise of the wider market • Prime required to be List X, sub-contractors required on a task by task basis • Scope to include S&T research for OGD as well as MOD OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  39. 39. Intellectual Property • Deliverables may be subject to the following IP: – DEFCON 703: Authority owns IP – DEFCON 705: Contractor owns IP, Authority has licence – DEFCON 91: Software. Contractor owns IP, Authority has licence • Background IP and Private Venture (PV) funding: a) Must be highlighted in any proposal b) Must be agreed in advance of placement of any tasks c) Will not be accepted without points a and b OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  40. 40. Commercial Framework Model Dstl Prime Contractor Sub- Contractor Sub- Contractor Sub- Contractor OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017
  41. 41. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 Draft Scope of Requirement & ITT PQQ & ITT Supplier Selection Award 2017 2018 Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Project Timelines Market Interest Day Issue ITT ITT Evaluation Contract Award Strategy Approval Approvals
  42. 42. Get Involved For further information and how to get involved contact DstlHSSRC@dstl.gov.uk © Crown copyright 2017 Dstl 11 April 2017 OFFICIAL
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