The Defence Academy completes its Process and Organisation Review Implementation Programme
The Defence Academy has completed a substantial change programme which is resulting in important organisational changes in the Academy and significant financial savings.
- The Defence Academy Process and Organisation Review (DAPOR) was established in order to deliver the PR11 manpower reductions measures whilst protecting the Academy’s ability to deliver Training and Education (T&E) as far as possible.
- Through centralising and outsourcing functions in the support area, the Academy will be streamlining its administrative processes and, in so doing, make significant manpower reductions and other financial savings.
- Major changes are also being made in the College of Management and Technology where training and education delivery has been substantially reorganised to enable natural synergies to be better exploited. The key changes are:
- Formation of the Centre for Defence Leadership & Management (CDLM)
- Leadership & Management Division (LMD), Business (B) Learning (from Acquisition & Business (A&B) Learning) and the Defence School of Languages came together on 1 Nov 11 to form the CDLM.
- The range of skills that already existed within B Learning and LMD complement each other and will provide the broad capability that Defence will require in future.
- A full change programme is now underway, leading to an Initial Operating Capacity (IOC) date of 1 Apr 12, which will enhance the Defence Academy’s ability to act as a Centre for Excellence that will deliver education in Leadership and Management as well as Continuous Improvement and new Ways of Working.
- Formation of the Centre for Defence Acquisition & Technology (CDAT)
- CDAT stood up (IOC) on Mon 9 Jan 12, with a target to achieve full operating capability (FOC) within 6 months. The new structure brings together elements from the old Technology Division, Acquisition Learning (from A&B Learning) and LMD; at a slightly later stage (Apr 12) the Defence Technical Officer Engineer Entry Scheme (DTOEES) will also join the new organisation.
- CDAT creates a single focus for acquisition training and education in the Defence Academy for the first time.
- CDAT is now well placed both to continue to deliver the high quality training and education currently required and to develop that training well into the future as requirements change as a result of the Defence Materiel Strategy and the change in responsibilities for capability management.