Eastyoke supplied a contract programme manager to oversee the development of a military avionics programme involving the delivery of several hundred high value assets associated with guidance and flight data logging systems. Our programme manager – as the customer’s primary point of contact – was responsible for all design, manufacturing, budgetary and schedule matters, as well as regulatory approval and accreditation. A number of technical issues arose, particularly around the data logging system, but with careful risk management and mitigation, these were successfully overcome.
Eastyoke provided a programme management contractor for the shipboard installation, integration and test of a mine hunting command and control system. The assignment involved planning, oversight of the technical team, risk management, change control and stakeholder management. The programme manager introduced new metrics to track test coverage and problem resolution. He also brought stability and clarity to the interface between the test platform and the configuration management system. The system was presented for factory acceptance on schedule and within budget.
Companies in this sector are dependent on the secure operation of ICT and the safeguarding of sensitive information from loss, theft or corruption. The risks include damage or interruption from power loss, telecommunications failures, sabotage, vandalism or infiltration / cyber attack. Defence suppliers bidding for MoD work must demonstrate compliance with the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme.
Eastyoke has provided project managers to lead the development of appropriate information security policies, contingency plans and tools to monitor and mitigate these risks.