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Signing of major defence computer warranty contract



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NEWS RELEASE

DPtO 80/98 . Friday, May 15, 1998

SIGNING OF M A JO R DEFENCE COM PUTER WARRANTY CONTRACT

The Department of Defence’s plan to standardise and integrate Defence Information Technology is well on track with the Canberra Region Information Systems Project (CRISP) team ready to sign a $9m warranty and maintenance agreement with its systems integrator, Digital Equipment Corporation.

Following the announcement last October of Digital and IPEX as the two preferred tenderers for CRISP, the agreement finalises the contractual arrangements for the implementation of a common communications and computer infrastructure for Defence in the Canberra region. It will see Digital providing comprehensive warranty, maintenance, and support services to all users until 31 December 2001.

To date, 550 of tile 2000 PCs have already been installed in the Russel! Offices complex providing a common office suite of software for Defence.

Mr Ron Bunker, Managing Director of Digital and Mr Phil Huntley, Head, Corporate Information Program, will sign the agreement.

The signing will take place at 2 PM next Monday, 18 May in the first new Defence building, R l.

CHIEFS OF STAFF TO NOTE

All media wishing to attend the signing should report to the main desk in the foyer of building R l at 1.45 PM on Monday, 18 May.

Further Information:

CRISP Project Director Bob Quick (06) 6265 1668

Iseued by the Directorate of Publle Relations. Department of Defence, Canberra ACT, 2600