Geospatial IT Assessment Phase Approvals

“Apacheix were a pivotal part of the team providing expertise and knowledge in the MOD approval process. Their knowledge and understanding matched that of the assurance personnel overseeing the project, ensuring a successful approval.” Mark Pearce, Project Director, IMAGE DT, ISS, MOD.

Client Challenge

The UK is critically dependent on existing IT capability for access to satellite reconnaissance imagery and Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) output.  This capability was due to reach End of Life (EoL) from 2016 which, in combination with fundamental technical changes within partner nations, would have caused significant degradation to the UK’s GEOINT capability.  The assessment phase project had the remit to deliver continuity of operations by delivering and supporting refreshed and newly designed GEOINT equipment.

Our Role

Apache were required to produce the schedule, cost and risk analysis required to satisfy the approvals process for a Main Gate Business Case. This involved an extended period involved with supplier organisations, UK and US cost and schedule SMEs (CAAS and CEBA) developing a robust and accurate time and cost envelope for the project.

Our Performance

The Apache contribution to the project was fundamental for getting approval of the Main Gate Business Case.  Apache were adept at providing deep analytic and statistical knowledge alongside the ability to engage and brief senior stakeholders.