NATO Core Communications contract issued to BT
BT has been awarded a contract by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency to provide centrally managed Internet access for all Bi-SC AIS Commands and other entities that are part of the NATO Unclassified Wide Area Network (NUWAN).
Roaming users will be provided with remote access to their commands, and NATO Unclassified / NATO Restricted (NU/NR) WAN Enterprise Services will gain NU/NR email exchange and functional services to/from the Internet.
Work performed under the contract will address NATO’s requirements for reliable and resilient managed internet gateway services for highly secure information exchange and functional services to and from the internet. It will also enable remote users around the world to securely access NATO’s own network, resources and applications.
The capabilities will be designed, implemented and managed by professional services specialists from BT Advise. The capability is designed such that any new service requested by operational demand should be able to be introduced at short term and without need for major architectural changes on the gateways or the networks behind it.
The members of the NCI Agency team are Selma Tatar (Project Manager), Baris Arkis (Technical lead), Aneta Kubicka (Information Assurance), Francesco Conserva (Service Operations), Chris Lucas (ILS) and Rebecca Benson (Contracting Officer).
The NCI Agency connects forces, NATO and nations, where and when required by providing interoperable communications and information systems and services. The agency provides NATO-wide IT services and state-of-the-art C4ISR capabilities including cyber and missile defence.
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