Dutch Ministry of Defense signs contract for modern and flexible IT

Press Launch printed by the Dutch Ministry of Defense (in Dutch listed here) :


Point out Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense signed a agreement with IBM, on behalf of the market consortium Athena (IBM / Atos / Unica) to begin in 2021 with the realization of a renewed, potential-proof IT infrastructure. Concentration will be on the IT infrastructure-pieces that have the most extra value for operational actions. The Ministry of Defense provider models are intently associated in this.

The Groundbreaking IT (GrIT) application is supposed to provide a fully renewed IT infrastructure for Defense. GrIT will create and recognize a reliable, secure, potential-proof and flexible IT infrastructure and expert services for the upcoming ten many years.

“Technological know-how and the good use of details participate in a very important job for Defense,” says Secretary of Point out Barbara Visser. “GrIT stems from this necessity and offers for the renewal of the IT spine of Defense.”

The digital transformation is an essential element of the Defense Vision 2035. “GrIT is considerably extra than a renewal of an details technique”, said dependable director Ron Kolkman. “There will be a fully new, extremely sophisticated IT infrastructure, which must convert the armed forces into a large-quality, details-pushed business.”

The operate will begin in the to start with quarter of 2021. In the to start with 1.5 many years the development of new facts facilities will begin (prepared duration twenty months) as properly as the renewal of the community for sending extremely labeled details (prepared duration twelve-24 months). The realization of Defense’s personal cellular community will also begin (prepared duration eleven months).

Finest of each worlds

Because of to the quick pace of IT innovation, Defense is coming into into a strategic partnership with the market. Via this method, Defense can reply speedily and structurally to new developments and innovations.

“According to our planning GrIT will be rolled out in seven many years,” explains Point out Secretary Barbara Visser. “And by operating with the market, we can acquire the best out there technologies. We are going to operate with combined groups, to mix the best from Defense and the market in get to get the best end result. With GrIT, Defense will soon have its personal cellular community, building it independent of other get-togethers. That is a extremely solid place for an business like ours, which operates globally below complicated circumstances.”


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