Through its policy activity, RISC represents security sector views to policymakers: its recent work has included submissions on the industrial aspects of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), the UK’s Security Export Strategy, the National Security Capability Review (NSCR), and, most recently, on the evolution of JSaRC.
Alongside the Minister for Security, the Chairman of RISC co-chairs the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership (SRGP), which meets three times a year as the UK’s primary strategic forum designed to shape and oversee the activity of government-industrial cooperation on security issues.
A primary objective of RISC is to establish and develop the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC); a unit inside the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) within the Home Office designed help the government and UK security sector suppliers work more closely. In support of this, RISC recommended to Government in January 2018 that at least the following priorities should be taken forward by JSaRC through the SRGP:
– Improving cross-Government coordination of security projects.
– Reviewing Commercial Arrangements in the UK Security Sector
– Empowering JSaRC to implement SDSR Programmes
– Implementing a Whole of Government Approach to UK Security Exports.
– Delivering a Joint RISC-JSaRC Communications Campaign
– Coordinating Research and Development for National Security Purposes