JSaRC Update – 26 January 2022

Published on 26 January 2022

Less than 50 days to go until Security and Policing 2022.
With just under two months to go the countdown is on to Security & Policing, the official Government global security event. Returning as a live event for its 40th anniversary between 15‐17 March 2022 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Security & Policing will once again offer a world‐class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, UK Government officials and senior decision makers across law enforcement and security from the UK and overseas.
Regardless of your company size, Security & Policing offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to showcase your products and capabilities to a highly targeted and influential audience. You can also take part in a range of exclusive exhibitor activities, including the opening day Drinks Reception, Fusion Forum industry challenges and breakfast networking sessions.

Deadlines for exhibitors and sponsors are fast approaching. Prospective visitors still have time to apply to attend our innovative show.

Apply as a Visitor, here

Apply as an Exhibitor, here

JSaRC visit Intersec Dubai to promote International Security outcomes
Head of JSaRC, Angela Essel, along with colleagues from JSaRC’s International Engagement Team attended Intersec in Dubai last week. Intersec, the world’s largest security exhibition, allowed JSaRC to engage with a vast array of the International Security Industry, conduct crucial engagements with overseas ministries, and provide support to the UK Security Industry. JSaRC look forward to continuing this great work through our own Security & Policing Event in March 2022.

Digitising the Border Invite applications to the Border Vision Advisory Group (BVAG)
Alongside our colleagues in the Digitising the Border (DtB) strand of the Future Borders and Immigration System (FBIS) Programme, JSaRC are pleased to announce the opening of an opportunity to participate in the BVAG. Following a number of successful BVAG Hackathons, we are now seeking additional industry suppliers, port operators and carriers to work alongside our current academics, industry suppliers and government officials to drive research and horizon scanning into cutting edge border solutions. Apply before the 5 February deadline, here.

HMG published landmark Protect Duty Consultation Findings on 10 Jan
The government has published its response to the Protect Duty public consultation, which closed on 2 July 2021. The Protect Duty has been championed by victims’ groups, including the Martyn’s Law campaign, which was established by Figen Murray following the tragic loss of her son, Martyn, in the Manchester Arena attack in 2017. 2,755 responses were received from a variety of organisations, sectors and campaigners, with the majority supporting the government’s proposals to introduce stronger measures, including a legal requirement for some public places to ensure preparedness for and protection from terrorist attacks. For more information, please visit this page.

Home Office to consult on Control Measures for explosive precursors
This consultation seeks views on proposed amendments of control measures for sales of explosives precursors and poisons under the Poisons Act 1972. The consultation is aimed at businesses who supply chemicals and chemical products, online marketplaces who facilitate the supply of chemicals and chemical products through their marketplaces and members of the public who use certain chemicals and chemical products in their hobbies in England, Scotland and Wales. Please engage with the consultation here.

2025 Border Strategy: Invitation for industry to submit their interest in a pilot of the Ecosystem of Trust
Following the publication of the 2025 UK Border Strategy last December, Government are now looking to pilot the concept of an Ecosystem of Trust as set out in transformation 4. This concept looks to utilise technology, data and trusted relationships to improve flow at the border and better target checks.
In order to run an end to end pilot, the team are looking for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Technology providers, ports, terminals, logistics companies, academics and carriers. The EOI process is now live and details on how to apply are available here.
The closing date for submitting your interest is 31 January 2022. If you have any questions please contact: border.innovation@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

DASA Security Rapid Impact Open call is open for submissions
The call seeks ideas that could enhance UK security and is related to one or more of the following government departments; Home Office, Department for Transport (DfT), other Government Security Departments. For more information please visit this page.