Digital defence transformation contract to reduce costs by 64%

Digital services across Defence is set to be transformed in a £150 million contract awarded to UK-based technology services provider, Computacenter. 

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The four-year contract will support over 220,000 laptops and desktop computers used by MOD personnel worldwide, from head office to the front line, as well as creating additional jobs at Computacenter’s Hatfield and Nottingham sites.  

Charles Forte CIO MOD Ministry of Defence"This new relationship is a significant component in our ongoing progress to bring new business into the team and ensures we are modernising and innovating in support of our internal customers to deliver greater value for money," said MOD Chief Information Officer, Charles Forte.

Reducing operating costs by around £84 million, the MOD says that the new services will provide a "high-quality, secure and sustainable service to defence personnel, enabling defence to more rapidly respond to changing needs and market conditions".   

The contract represents a wider MOD move away from large, aggregated contracts to smaller, more measurable contracts that will improve organisational flexibility.  

Defence Digital’s improvement programme is a priority for the MOD: investing over £4 billion annually in digital transformation, to streamline the MOD’s processes and increase operational capability.  

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