Join this SWRDSC Member Briefing event to hear from James Gavin at the MOD Future Capabilities Group (FCG).

20th April 10 00 – 12 00 | Online

The Future Capability Group (FCG) are part of MOD DES (Defence Equipment and Support).

Its role is to Explore capability, often building on work done by DASA, DSTL and the Front Line Command innovation hubs, helping to inform decision making on investment at scale, and to accelerate capability into operational usage by the Front Line Commands.

This briefing will be an introduction into the FCG, its current focus areas and the current plan for current competitions over the next few years, which could be up to £300m in value across dozens of capability areas.

Running Order

10 00 – 10 10 – Welcome and Introductions

10 10 – 11 00 – An introduction into the FCG

James Gavin | Future Capability Group Head | DE&S – UK MOD

James Gavin is the head of the Future Capability Group (FCG) at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).

The FCG exists to help explore new capabilities so that they can then be exploited at scale. Increasingly projects are ‘Agile By Default’ to deliver early operational advantage. The Group works closely with all the Front-line Commands, DSTL and central MOD areas such as the DIU and DASA. James has served in the military, the civil service and industry before joining DE&S. He is a passionate advocate of delivering Operational Advantage through a better application of strategic thinking on innovation, inclusive cultures and sustainability.

Please note that this is member only event. If you are not currently a SWRDSC member and wish to join events like this one and have access to the benefits that the cluster offers, consider a membership with the SWRDSC today here: