Fujitsu to provide end-user computing and support for Defence


Friday, 19 March, 2021

Fujitsu to provide end-user computing and support for Defence

Fujitsu has signed a three-year contract with the Australian Department of Defence to uplift and modernise Defence’s existing and planned future ICT environments. Working with Defence industry partners KBR and Leidos, Fujitsu 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 ICT network environments provide essential command, control, situational awareness and allied/partner interoperability services for ADF personnel serving on deployed operations and exercises.

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; and centrally governed security and accreditation and enterprise governance that will align deployed ICT with Defence’s networks.

The Fujitsu contract with Defence is the result of a competitive tender; Fujitsu will co-design a comprehensive solution in collaboration with the Chief Information Officer Group, the three services, Joint Capabilities Group and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment group.

Graeme Beardsell, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said Fujitsu will deliver a comprehensive solution that will provide support to critical Defence operations.

“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. Through our strategic partnership with Defence, we look forward to provisioning surge capacity and enhancing skills with our ADF colleagues,” Beardsell said.

Fujitsu’s relationship with the Department of Defence will also provide employment opportunities for Australians, with more than 1400 Fujitsu staff dedicated to delivering the technology and skills needed to support Australia’s Defence capabilities.

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