Members' Lecture -The Challenges Facing Defence
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Complex Programmes Management: Discovering What Really Gets Results
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Courage and Commitment: Doing the Job in Afghanistan, Supporting Personnel at Home
A lecture by the Rt. Hon. Bob Ainsworth MP, Secretary of State for Defence, UK. ...

Modern Society, Military Traditions: Effective Armed Forces in Todayís Britain
A lecture by Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, UK. Defence is acting to reflect the values ...

Whither Welfare? Restructuring Welfare in the Military Community
Following the publication of the RUSI report, this workshop will bring together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to ...

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Ed Miliband Thumb Analysis: Cold-cuts, Rehash and Fresh Ingredients: Labour's 'Ideas for Future UK Defence Procurement' 27 Sep 2011 by Professor John Louth
The Labour Partyís emerging policies for future defence procurement represent a mix of new ideas for the future along with old concepts from the past. It is now the job of Labour to convert procurement 'ideas' into a detailed implementation plan. Defence Policy Defence Management UK Defence Equipment and Acquisitions Defence Spending UK Europe
RUSI Defence Systems: US Air Tanker: A Done Deal 12 Aug 2011 by Avnish Patel
Avnish Patel highlights the end of the long-running saga to supply the US Air Force with a replacement for its fleet of venerable air-to-air refuelling aircraft. Aerospace Technology United States Americas Defence Management
RUSI Defence Systems: Reforming UK Defence Industrial Policy 12 Aug 2011
RUSIís Acquisition Forum makes a robust plea for careful government defence acquisition policy reform and warns of the dangers of any ill-conceived changes. UK Defence Defence Spending Perspectives Armed Forces Land Forces Maritime Forces Technology Defence Policy Defence Management
DRU Report June 2011 News: Ministry of Defence Needs Revolutionary Reform to Manage Cuts 24 Jun 2011 by Professor Trevor Taylor
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will need clear ministerial, and Defence Board, guidance to introduce revolutionary new ways of working to ensure the department still operates coherently following the proposed major cuts to civil service numbers, according to a joint study by Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Cranfield University staff. Defence Policy Defence Management Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Defence Spending UK Europe
Eurofighters 2 Analysis: House of Commons Report reignites concerns over Typhoon Project 15 Apr 2011 by Professor Trevor Taylor
The recent Public Accounts Committee report has raised further concerns over the performance of the Typhoon Project citing spares shortages and the lack of a national supply chain. In reality defence funding shortages and poor international contracting arrangements have also contributed. The Committee's proposal to enhance the power of the Senior Responsible Owner for Typhoon would have significant implications for the entire organisation of the Ministry of Defence. Aerospace Defence Management Defence Policy
RUSI Defence Systems: Downsizing the Ministry of Defence: Opportunity or Threat? 23 Mar 2011 by Simon Michell
Simon Michell examines whether efficiency gains are possible through the rationalisation of administration tasks at the Ministry of Defence Defence Management UK Europe
RUSI Defence Systems: Enterprise Architecture and Systems Thinking: Realising Capability 23 Mar 2011
Nic Plum outlines how Enterprise Architecture creates a lasting account of why a system is being acquired and how best to integrate it within the defence community Technology Defence Management
RUSI Defence Systems: Driving Change in the Ministry of Defence: Are We Learning the Lessons? 23 Mar 2011
Bob Barton, managing director of Niteworks, asks whether the MoD is equipped to drive substantive change, and outlines what he thinks is required Defence Management UK Europe
RUSI Defence Systems: Cost and Timescale Forecasting for Defence Projects 23 Mar 2011 by David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick reviews the causes of inaccuracy and bias in cost and timescale forecasting UK Defence Defence Management
RUSI Defence Systems: DoD Acquisition Reform: Something Old, Something New 23 Mar 2011
Dr Jeffrey Bradford reviews the US approach to reining in acquisition costs in existing procurement programmes Equipment and Acquisitions UK Defence Defence Management United States Americas
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