Intermedium’s detailed analysis of the $60b Defence Capability Plan 2009, released on 1 July 2009, indicates all of the 110 projects listed have an ICT component. 62% of these have either a high or very high ICT component, based on an assessment of their description. The ‘high ICT intensity’ projects, as assessed by Intermedium go well beyond the five or six listed in the ICT press, eg IT News. Intermedium has identified 25 high ICT intensity projects including:
- Improved logistics information systems, the full phase being worth an estimated $100m -$500m and with decisions to be made in 2011-12 or 2012-13. (Project JP 2077 –Phase 2D)
- ADF Joint Command Support Environment, the full phase being worth an estimated $100m-$500m and with decisions to be made in 2009-10 or 2010-11 (Project JP 2030 - Phase 8)
- Combined Information Environment, the full phase being worth an estimated less than $100m and with decisions to be made in 2010-11 or 2011-12. (Project JP 2090 Phase 1C)
- Geospatial Information Infrastructure & Services, the full phase being worth an estimated $100m -$500m and with decisions to be made in 2012-13 and beyond. (Project JP 2064 –Phase 3)
Defence White Paper & Defence Capability Plan 2009 Briefing Thursday 23 July 2009, 07:30-09:30am Hotel Realm, Canberra Speakers: Dr Allan Hawke, former Secretary of the Department of Defence.
Kyrill Brent, until recently a Senior Executive in the Defence CIO Group.
This is a “must attend” event if you want to build business in Defence or you are an SME wanting to break into this market. Intermedium’s Breakfast Briefing on the ICT opportunities of the Defence announcements will provide you with easy to understand, clear guidance about the opportunities and how Defence procurement decision-making occurs.
Over the last four years, Defence ICT purchases have been larger than the next three largest agencies (Centrelink, ATO and DIAC) combined. With the rapid implementation of Network Centric Warfare, the inherent level of ICT across all elements of Defence will continue to increase.