Bristol-based data-driven support specialist, Techmodal, will deliver transformational change to the UK MoD’s Defence Logistics and Support Operations (DLSO) functions, the company announced on 7 April. The contract calls for the provision of embedded support for Logistics Operational Analysis (OA) over the next 2-4 years.
Techmodal will take over the existing service, including transfer of 13 specialist OA roles, to enable unbroken service delivery. The incumbent team will be matched with Techmodal assets and resources to enhance delivery to provide the customer with the best possible output.
In addition to the continuity provided by the transfer of existing staff, the contract gives DLSO direct access to over 100 security-cleared professionals employed by Techmodal, improving both depth and resilience, translating into access to better outcomes for the client. The company has been conducting logistics OA for MoD customers for over 15 years: relevant experience includes working with Joint Force Command/Strategic Command, Army, Navy, Dstl and DE&S.
Techmodal has developed sophisticated applications which are now deployed in the MoD and industry. These range from open source advanced algorithms for natural language processing, mapping and prediction through to big data fusion as used for the Royal Navy. It also conducts analysis work for MoD Centre and the defence supply chain, which will provide useful relationships, skills and experience reachback for the new contract.
“During the last 15 years there has been incredible change in how data can be collected, stored, accessed, analysed and exploited. Government is recognising the need to be data-science driven and Defence is no exception. Techmodal combines heritage and ability to provide robust and supportable modelling with the latest analysis and simulation techniques and technologies. This contract allows us to bring these to bear on a range of logistics challenges,” commented company Director Gareth Vaughan.