Fujitsu has signed a three-year contract with Defence, working with Defence industry partners KBR and Leidos, to uplift and modernise Defence’s existing and planned future ICT environments under the deployable ICT capability contract.
The companies will provide services including service desk functions, end-user and workstation support, VoIP and email communications, collaboration tools, network infrastructure, and network services management across all Defence operations.
Defence’s deployed ICT network environments provide essential command, control, situational awareness, and allied/partner interoperability services for ADF personnel serving on deployed operations and exercises. This includes troops in the field, ships at sea, and joint headquarters and support bases deployed domestically, regionally and across the globe.
Key deliverables of the Defence contract include the continuous sustainment of in-service deployed ICT environments that are an essential part of Defence’s operational capability; centrally-governed security and accreditation and enterprise governance that will align deployed ICT with Defence’s wider networks; enhancing the capacity and skillsets of Defence’s ICT workforce; and building strategic partnerships that encourage performance and prioritises continuous improvement.
“Fujitsu is pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with the Department of Defence and to be working collaboratively with Defence’s industry partners KBR and Leidos,” Graeme Beardsell, CEO, Fujitsu Australia and NZ, said. “Where together we will deliver a comprehensive solution that will provide exceptional support to critical Defence operations. Through our strategic partnership with Defence, we look forward to provisioning surge capacity and enhancing skills with our ADF colleagues.”
Leidos said that its contract is valued at $47.3 million over a three year period.
“We have a longstanding relationship with Defence CIOG, providing innovative, secure and sustainable industry-leading solutions and services,” Paul Chase, Leidos Australia Chief Executive, said. “Defence is highly reliant on information and digital communication wherever they operate. Through this contract we will provide security services within the deployed ecosystem.