Boeing Australia Limited to Lead Defence Information Technology Panel

Boeing Australia Limited has been named the prime contractor of an industry panel that will support on-site Information Technology (IT) systems at defence sites throughout Australia.

Under the three-year Networks: Bases and Sites contract, Boeing Australia Limited will deliver comprehensive project- and task-based IT services in three regions: Queensland and northern New South Wales; Sydney; and Victoria and Tasmania. The company is a secondary panel provider in the Australian Capital Territory as well as western, southern and northern Australia.

The project, valued at approximately AUD$12 million, includes a pair of two-year extensions and is scheduled to begin July 1.

Boeing Australia Limited President David Withers said the solution presented to the Australian Department of Defence enables the Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) to achieve its highest levels of customer satisfaction, regardless of task priority level.

"Boeing Australia Limited has a proud five-year history of delivering excellent IT services to the CIOG," said Withers. "In providing these services, we have developed a detailed working knowledge of the security requirements within the defence communications environment, which will underpin our delivery of project management best practices for current and future efforts."

"We look forward to working with the other Networks: Bases and Sites panel members and local small-to-medium enterprises to ensure seamless delivery of IT services, guaranteed performance and quality management to our customers," he continued.

Boeing Australia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary that reports to Boeing Support Systems, is a high-technology aerospace company specialising in installation and support of systems for Defence and commercial customers. It is one of the leading aerospace companies in Australia, employing 2,400 people across 14 sites.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.4 billion business with 72,000 employees worldwide.
For further information:
Therese Hogarth
Boeing Australia Limited
office: +61 7 3306 6399
Fernando Vivanco
Boeing Support Systems
office: + 1-562-797-4582