EDS-led ATLAS Consortium to Deliver Additional Phase of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) Contract
UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) approves an amendment to the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) (DII(F))
04 Jan 2007 - PLANO, Texas – The EDS-led ATLAS Consortium today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has approved an amendment to the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) (DII(F)) contract, confirming ATLAS will deliver DII Increment 2a. This is a further element of the 10-year contract awarded in March 2005, to modernize and create a single coherent MOD information infrastructure.
The ATLAS Consortium comprises EDS as lead contractor, tier 1 partner Fujitsu Services and key sub-contractors General Dynamics, EADS Defence and Security Systems and LogicaCMG.
The contract amendment enables EDS to increase its previously stated estimates for revenue from the MOD DII (F) contract over the next eight years by $1.27 billion.
Increment 2 of the DII programme is comprised of three elements: in the Deployed Environment (Component Command HQs); at Above Secret classifications; and also a further tranche of workstations in the office (Fixed) environment. Increment 2a covers the Fixed element, which will provide for nearly 44,000 additional User Access Devices and 58,000 User Accounts in support of the Defence Change Programme and other identified business priorities.
The DII (F) project will replace numerous individual information systems throughout the MOD with a single, more efficient information infrastructure. It will also enable many of the defense efficiency measures under the UK Defence Change Programme to be achieved. These include Network Enabled Capability – the ability to improve the capability of the armed forces through a single network of information – announced in the UK Defence White Paper.
DII (F) will achieve this by extending into the operational arena, interfacing with battlespace systems and improving shared information between headquarters, battlefield support and the front line. DII (F) will allow greater interoperability between the MOD and its allies, allowing significantly more effective operational support than currently available.
About The ATLAS Consortium
The ATLAS Consortium is responsible for delivering the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project for the UK Ministry of Defence. ATLAS is led by EDS, with Fujitsu Services as a Tier 1 partner, General Dynamics, LogicaCMG and EADS Defence and Security Systems Ltd (Cogent) as tier 2 partners and IBM and HP as exclusive capability partners. ATLAS was awarded the contract for increment 1 of DII (F) in March 2005, with a budget of approximately US$4.0 billion (£2.3 billion).
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