Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 15th July 2013.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that the three services have sufficient trained capability managers.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Capability management is a well established process within Defence, and appointments in this area are highly sought after, with many incumbents having previous capability management experience, Those who are newly appointed to capability management posts are required to undertake mandatory specialised training courses soon after commencing their new position.

In order to ensure that capability management training remains fit for purpose, the Defence Academy is currently undertaking a training needs analysis.

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