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Analysis Support Construct (ASC)

The Analysis Support Construct (ASC) is a Framework set up by Dstl to service the demand for analysis required by decision makers in all UK Defence & Security Domains. The ASC mission is to bring together Government, Industry and Academia analysis to maximise the effectiveness of analysis provided to decision makers.
ASC draws on the breadth of capabilities across Industry and Academia through an open Supply Chain. As the prime contractor for the ASC, CORDA is responsible for the delivery of agile, timely and effective analysis by building and engaging a robust Supply Chain.
 
Tasks summing to approximately £10m per year can flow through the contract to members of the Supply Chain over a 3 year period, starting in August 2015.
 
The ASC covers three broad areas:
  • Strategy, Policy and Enterprise Level Decision Support. Analysis to support the development of strategy and policy options and the cost-effective balance of capabilities required to robustly deliver Defence and Security objectives.
  • Capability and Investment Decision Support. Analysis to support capability generation, development, acquisition and use.
  • Development and maintenance of enduring analysis capabilities. The development of methods, models and tools to support analysis tasks.
If you would like to know more about the ASC or become an ASC supplier, please contact Judith Rawle, ASC Programme Director.