Australian Defence Force spends US$25M on ICT support

This includes support for the ADF Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

The Australian Defence Force has awarded a US$25 million contract to KBR for sustainment services for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Secure Deployed Networks, including Naval, Special Operations, Land and Coalition networks.

These services include supply-chain management, identity and access management, and technical services to enable convergence of these networks.

Under the terms of this contract, KBR will provide Information Communications Technology (ICT), engineering and logistics support for the ADF Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
This work is expected to be performed over three years, with KBR performing technical services to sustain and uplift these war fighter networks. This work represents a new business line for KBR within CIOG, working alongside a number of industry partners.

This isn’t the first time KBR has worked with the Australian Defence Force. In April 2020, KBR its Government Solutions Asia-Pacific (GS APAC) business has acquired over 15 new defence contracts from Australian company SMA to provide ongoing support to the Australian Defence Force.

In July 2019 KBR was awarded a four year contract extension by the Australian Department of Defence for Capability Support Coordinator (CSC) services for the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships at Garden Island, Sydney.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR would continue to provide vital configuration management, data management, maintenance monitoring, engineering, and supply support services to meet the technical integrity, seaworthiness and mission preparedness of the LHD ships and for HMAS Choules which was brought into the contract in 2015. The period of performance begins in June 2019 and runs through June 2023.

During Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Financial Results, released in 2021 the company said it had a revenue of USUS$5.8 billion increased USUS$128 million from the prior year, as follows:

  • New program wins, on-contract expansion and acquisitive growth, including approximately US$100 million, or 12 per cent, growth in Science & Space; approximately US$175 million, or 23 per cent, growth in Defense and Intel (7 per cent organic); and approximately US$50 million growth in sustaining programs in Readiness & Sustainment;
  • Energy Solutions revenue volume increased US$187 million primarily attributable to the completion of projects in backlog;
  • These revenue increases were partially offset by approximately US$150 million of revenue associated with Tyndall Air Force Base disaster recovery work performed in 2019 that did not recur in 2020, reduced volume in KBR’s Middle East contingency work of approximately US$150 million, reduced volume in the heritage Technology business of approximately US$70 million primarily attributable to a higher mix of proprietary equipment deliveries in 2019 that did not recur in 2020, and reduced activity in the international government business of approximately US$25 million.















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