This workshop will look to explore the approach taken by the UK MOD in support of what the UK call a “Team Defence” approach to resolving the issues, understanding and shared working practices required to enable effective and efficient Export Control Compliance from the different views across a complex stakeholder environment. The first part of the workshop will look at the strategy used, processes followed and practices employed to get “Team Defence” to work together to jointly qualify and quantify what our mutual export control issues were? To develop a common language, common definitions and understand what information is important and how this can be captured and shared across. From the very beginning, our approach has been recognised as the only way to remove organisational stove pipes, focus pan “Team defence” expertise to achieve a common goal, ultimately receiving recognition as “Overall Winner of the Defence Information Best Practice Award”.

The second element to this workshop is to explore the methodology that the UK MOD have employed in order to identify controlled technology, the export control regimes associated to it and its impact throughout complex Military systems, platforms and capabilities. Identifying our methodology and understanding the limitations of the source information and the working with legacy Information services to answer key “End-Use” and “Transaction Authorisation” pro-active and audit review information requirements across the “Team Defence” Supply / Support chain.

• Learn from a recognised “Best Practice” approach to collaborative working across a Government – Industry partnership;
• Learn from the issues found, mistakes made and solutions employed to fulfil the requirements of a very complex stakeholder group;
• Identify a strategy and method to truly understand what is really the controlled technology within a complex system, Platform or Capability;
• Enable stakeholders to focus their attention on what technology is important and not to over-manage that technology that either is not controlled or has been released from control.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration

13:30 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Mark Jones

Mark Jones, DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, MOD
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Nat Bassi

Nat Bassi, Senior Project Manager ASSC Compliance, MOD

13:40 Develop Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and Plan and Understand Cross Boundary Information Requirements

15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking

15:30 Develop an Equipment Breakdown Structure (EBS) and Identify Controlled Technology

16:50 Closing Remarks and Questions

17:00 End of Workshop



Mark Jones

Mark Jones


Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Through a 22 year career in the MOD, Mark held various Engineering, Management and Project / Programme Management positions both in the UK and overseas. Mark Left the MOD in March 2012 to work for a major Defence Industry Partner.

Mark joined the WATERGUARD team in November 2013, leading on the development of coherent UK MOD Policy, Process and Procedure across all Defence Authorities, to enable compliance across various Export Control and Asset Management Regulatory regimes, especially ITAR, but latterly including the development of coherent EAR, DTCT and FMS Compliant business processes.

Recently Mark has been focused primarily on the development and delivery of the ASSC Service, a new Information system available across Team Defence, developed to capture, manage and exploit information regarding Regulatory Controls, Assets, Authority’s and Platform liabilities.

Nat Bassi

Senior Project Manager ASSC Compliance, MOD
Nat Bassi

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