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strategy report that identified a need to improve how
Defence personnel accessed different networks.
Thales has been tasked with rolling out a whopping
90,000 Thales Trusted Thin Client devices to Defence
personnel across Australia by late 2014.
The implementation will allow personnel to access
multiple, classified networks from a single device,
replacing the current practice of having separate
machines for ‘restricted’ and ‘secret’ domains.
Personnel will be able to choose from either
accessing each domain on a separate monitor, or
calling up domain-specific, virtualised applications
from a single desktop interface using Citrix XenApp
and Microsoft App V.
The project will also move Defence from Windows
XP to the Windows 7 operating system, and Thales
will be expected to train Defence personnel on using
the new thin clients, office suite and operating system.
In order to minimise software bugs or human error,
the company’s multilevel security (MLS) technology
will be used to block features like cutting and pasting
text to different domains.
With 3,300 employees spread over 35 sites across
the country, Thales Australia is part of French military
engineering firm Thales Group, an international
electronics and systems operation serving the
defence, aerospace and space, security and transport
markets throughout the world.
Thales Australia also provides various other
hardware and software support services for the ADF.
Global management consulting, technology services
and outsourcing company Accenture is the ADF’s
vendor delivery partner in its data centre migration
project, the purpose of which is to migrate all
Canberra-based business applications to a new state-
of-the-art facility in Sydney.
This includes key applications for personnel systems,
financial management and logistics applications such
as PMKeyS, ROMAN, BORIS, MILIS and CrimTrac.
With more than 125 applications, 150 project staff
and 300 stakeholders, Accenture is handling the
project under a $40 million contract awarded during
The new data centre delivers a stable and high
performing ICT platform that will enable future
enhancements, including the implementation of the
Next Generation Desktop.
Accenture was also recently awarded a five-
year contract as the ADF’s “Human Resources
Applications Sustainment” partner, as well as a
contract to complete the design of a modern human
resource IT capability under JP2080 Phase 2B.1 .
It also engages in other information technology
consultation for the ADF, as well as software
engineering, strategic planning, upgrade and
relocation of ICT services, systems integration,
business administration services, budgeting,
forecasting and business intelligence, benchmarking,
enterprise procurement and risk management,
sourcing and procurement, supply chain planning,
operations and logistics services, maintenance and
service management, product lifecycle management,
security, cyber security and identity and access
management, and network planning and engineering.
With approximately 261,000 employees across
more than 120 countries, Accenture generated net
revenues of US$27.9 billion for the financial year
ended August 31, 2012.
The company is another participant in Defence’s
Applications Managed Services Partnership
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational
computer technology corporation that specialises
in developing and marketing computer hardware
systems and enterprise software. It is the third-largest
software maker globally after Microsoft and IBM.
In 2010 Oracle announced it had completed a
$7 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, a move
that transformed it from solely a software company
to a manufacturer of both software and hardware
In late 2012 the Department of Defence consolidated
its existing Oracle contracts into a multi-million dollar
four-year deal covering unlimited, department-wide
use of more than 200 software products.
The deal supports a range of initiatives in Defence's
10-year Strategic Reform Program, including the
infrastructure for HR sustainment, document records
management system and data centre migration and
The new contract covers, among others, the
JP2080 project, with JP2080 intended to upgrade
Oracle’s PeopleSoft HR and payroll platform.
The deal is expected to reduce Defence's total
cost of ownership by allowing it to move from an
environment featuring more than 3000 applications to
a more integrated, standardised software suite.
Oracle’s HR analytics capabilities are expected
to help Defence better understand its workforce
including "identifying high quality applicants, improving
employee retention, reducing absence costs and
designing compensation that rewards performance."
The agreement will give Defence the right to
use Oracle database software and maintain existing
holdings of other Oracle software. Defence will also
have the ability to purchase additional non-database
software and services under a standing offer
arrangement with substantial discounts off Oracle's
Australian list prices.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu is a leading provider
of ICT-based business solutions for the global
marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees
and customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu reported
revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the year
ended March 31, 2011.
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand was established
in 1972 and today has over AU$1billion in turnover.
It employs over 5,000 professionals across Australia,
New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines
Fujitsu is a major supporting partner in the ADF’s
data centre consolidation project, as well as the
provider of an online, interactive Defence Logistics
Management System (known as COMSARM) that
has been implemented by all three members of the
COMSARM's primary functions include inventory
control for all items, efficient and cost-effective
procurement, total asset visibility for all items and
In 2000, “C OMSARM Lite” - a portable field version
- was installed in all Army depots to allow faster, more
accurate reporting direct from the front line.
In 2010 the Department of Defence engaged
Fujitsu as part of its strategic reform program for the
delivery of multiple ICT services for its distributed
computing central services (DCCS) contract,
including the Defence Central ICT service helpdesk in
a deal worth $151.3 million.
The Defence Central ICT service helpdesk is
the single point of contact for all incidents, service
requests, change requests, problems, and access
requests in the
ADF’s IT environment.
The initial contract term was scheduled to run for
three years, with extension options up to 20 years.
Hewlett Packard is the world’s biggest PC
manufacturer and operates in more than 170 countries,
employing almost 325,000 people. Based in Palo
Alto, California, the company generated US$126
billion in revenue during its 2010 financial year, selling
64 million PCs and almost 53 million printers in this
It supplies computers (laptops and desktops),
printers and computer servers to the ADF, as well as
other computer equipment and accessories, electrical
equipment, components and supplies, training
services, communications devices and accessories,
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