“archTIS continues to see more and more opportunities around a data-centric approach to security. The archTIS experience and attribute-based access control methodology will continue to play a key role in shaping strategic advantages with insights for the warfighter and the Defense organization that supports them.

archTIS Ltd has been invited to participate in a KPMG-led systems integration consortium for the Australian Department of Defence.

AR9, along with industry-leading vendors such as Oracle and Microsoft, and two other Australian small and medium-sized companies – EPICON and SISU Solutions – will help KPMG provide systems integration solutions to the Department of Defence.

The department recently introduced initiatives to improve the maturity of its data and improve the information available to the Australian Defense Force.

As a global provider of innovative software solutions for secure collaboration of sensitive information, AR9 has the tools and the experience to help.

Improve ADF data maturity and security

Managing Director and CEO Daniel Lai said, “We are delighted to be working closely with KPMG and the other members of the OneDefence consortium to improve the Australian Defense Force’s data maturity and security.

“archTIS continues to see more and more opportunities around a data-centric approach to security. The archTIS experience and attribute-based access control methodology will continue to play a key role in shaping strategic advantages with insights for the warfighter and the Defense organization that supports them.

archTIS is in discussions with KPMG to finalize the terms of its participation in the consortium, including the value, duration and other underlying terms of the project, and will update the market as these terms are finalized.

Defense Data Management for Military and Strategic Advantage

On April 8, 2022, the Deputy Minister of Defence, the Honorable Andrew Hastie MP, issued the following statement:

The Morrison government is committed to ensuring Defense becomes a more data-informed organization that better leverages information and data for strategic and operational advantage.

The Deputy Minister of Defence, the Honorable Andrew Hastie MP, today announced the acquisition of Tranche 1 of the OneDefence ICT 2284 data program which will enable Defense to better manage data as a strategic asset of fight.

Deputy Minister Hastie said strong data practices are essential for the future of information warfare and the conduct of military operations.

“Our data management is vital to protecting Australia’s national interests, but it is also vital in times of war, ensuring we have access to the right information at the critical moment,” Deputy Minister Hastie said.

“This investment will provide secure and resilient information systems to better enable information sharing and collaboration across government and with Australia’s strategic partners.

“It will also ensure that we can leverage data generated by our military drones, aircraft, ground vehicles and maritime vessels,” Deputy Minister Hastie said.

The first tranche approval is valued at approximately $233 million (2022-23 PBS price and exchange). The entire program represents an investment of approximately $515 million, plus ongoing support funding.

The investments contained in the OneDefence data program are outlined in the Defense Data Strategy 2021-23, which Deputy Minister Hastie launched in August 2021. The strategy outlines the initiatives the Department is implementing to improve the maturity of its data and improve the information available to the Australian Defense Force.

Following a competitive bidding process, Defense has entered into a contract with KPMG as the preferred systems integration vendor. KPMG will lead a consortium that includes several industry-leading vendors such as Oracle and Microsoft, as well as three Australian small and medium-sized companies – archTIS, EPICON and SISU Solutions.

Deputy Minister Hastie said the OneDefence data program represents a significant investment in Australia’s information technology sector.

“The program provides opportunities for industry innovation and the development of specialized information management skills that are vital to the sector.

“Through the OneDefence Data Program, Defense will improve its data management, build a stronger data culture and ensure access to a professional data workforce that will give us the strategic advantage in a dangerous geostrategic environment. and uncertain,” he concluded.