NITEC17 launched with €3M of tech contracts announced
NATO’s tech and cyber arm, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI), has announced a major tech refresh, with some 40 contracts due to go out to tender in the next 18 to 24 months.
As part of a €3M programme to update NATO’s cyber operations, the business opportunities will be previewed at #NITEC17 next month.
Opportunities coming to market during the event include international competitive bids in the following areas:
- The expansion of Satcom bandwith which is vital for deployed forces (€1.7Bn),
- A refresh of NATO’s cyber shield as part of investments in Cyber Security Services (€71M),
- Command and Control (€800M),
- A continuing upgrade of NATO’s networks (€220M),
- Advanced software improving NATO’s situational awareness and command and control in operations (€180M).
The event is due to be staged in Ottawa in April and gives a key opportunity for NATO to engage with small and medium enterprises, and innovative businesses, as well as developing new partnerships.
The three-day event offers unique opportunities for one-on-one meetings with the NCI Agency acquisition experts.
Other opportunities available at the event include workshops on bid proposals, and on doing business with the NCI Agency. It is hoped that NITEC17 will encourage greater industry participation with the Agency and thus leading to greater competition and innovation.
The tendering of these contracts represent a steady, continuing and significant investment in maintaining NATO’s technological edge, the ability to rapidly deploy and sustain forces and to address new threats and challenges (such as cyber threats).
This flagship conference is held in cooperation with AFCEA Europe and the Department of Defence, Canada.
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