General Dynamics gets potential $140M NATO IT contract
Alliance plans $3B in tech services contracts over two years
- By Ross Wilkers
- Mar 30, 2017
General Dynamics’ information technology business unit has won a potential five-year, $140 million contract to install a new private cloud computing infrastructure for NATO’s Communications and Information Agency.
NATO said Thursday General Dynamics’ project represents the start of the alliance’s largest information technology infrastructure modernization in “recent years.”
This award comes in the same week that NATO announced plans to award up to $3 billion in contracts over the next 18-24 months for technology services to update the alliance’s cyber defenses, command-and-control environment and communications network.
All 28 member countries are financing the contracts through NATO’s common funding structure.
For its part, General Dynamics will update IT infrastructure, implement alliance-wide continuity and disaster recovery processes and implement new service operations centers to monitor and control IT services.
NATO has targeted the delivery of seven new sites for data center, service operation and other IT services by September 2018 for the contract’s first phase and eventually 44 locations for the entire program.
General Dynamics will perform the work in many NATO member countries and out of Belgium. NATO's headquarters are located in Belgium's capital of Brussels.
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