Protecting information

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to participate in the US Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) $12bn Encore II Information Technology Solutions programme.

As one of 14 businesses awarded a contract to support the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company will provide DISA with network engineering services, systems development engineering and integration, security engineering and enterprise support.

ENCORE II will create an infrastructure for, and provide net-centric services to support, global online collaboration among the military services, the Department of Defense and other agencies of the US government. It will also support the command and control, intelligence, and mission-support activities of the military and defence agencies, and the Global Information Grid.

Rick Schieffelin, president of BAE Systems Information Technology, said: ‘Under this contract, we will provide the foundation for defending, protecting and ensuring the trust and integrity of information, while allowing for the flexible and discrete control of information sharing.’

DISA will use ENCORE II to support its customers as the agency moves to the Net-Centric Enterprise Services programme, a Department of Defense project to create a department-wide web portal providing access to databases and collaboration tools.