EDS-led ATLAS Consortium to Deliver Additional Phase of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) Contract



    
    UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) approves an amendment to the Defence
    Information Infrastructure (Future) (DII(F)) Contract
    

    PLANO, Texas, Oct. 2 /CNW/ -- The EDS-led ATLAS Consortium today
announced that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved an
amendment to the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) (DII(F))
contract, confirming that ATLAS will deliver DII Increment 2b, which extends
DII(F) into the deployed -- military operations -- environment.  This is a
further element of the 10-year contract awarded in March 2005, to modernize
and create a single coherent MoD information infrastructure.
    The ATLAS Consortium comprises EDS as lead contractor, tier 1 partner
Fujitsu Services and key sub-contractors General Dynamics, EADS Defence and
Security Systems and LogicaCMG.
    The contract amendment enables EDS to increase its previously stated
estimates for revenue from the MoD DII(F) contract to 2015 by US $489 (269
pounds Sterling) million.
    Increment 2 of the DII programme is comprised of three elements:

    
    -- Increment 2a, a further tranche of workstations in the office (Fixed)
       environment;
    -- Increment 2b focusing on the deployed environment; and also,
    -- Increment 2c at Above Secret classifications.
    
    Increment 2b provides Defence Information Infrastructure services into
the most unique and challenging of environments -- that of military
operations. Increment 2b will operate at the SECRET classification level,
meeting exacting security and usability demands, to include the provision of
3,300 user access devices (UADs) to support deployed operations, of which
1,900 will be in the land deployed and maritime environments.  To meet with
the levels of services demanded of the mission critical planning and
operational command and control systems that DII(F) will support, a world
class service management and support mechanism will be developed to ensure
services and operational imperatives are met.
    
    Editors Notes
    
    The DII(F) Programme is replacing numerous individual information systems
throughout the MoD with a single, more efficient information infrastructure.
It will also enable many of the defence efficiency measures under the UK
Defence Change Programme to be achieved.  These include Network Enabled
Capability -- the ability to improve the capability of the armed forces
through a single network of information -- announced in the UK Defence White
Paper.
    DII(F) will achieve this by extending into the operational arena,
interfacing with battlespace systems and improving the sharing of information
between headquarters, battlefield support and the front line.  DII(F) will
allow greater interoperability between the MoD and its allies, allowing
significantly more effective operational support than currently available.
    
    About The ATLAS Consortium
    
    The ATLAS Consortium is responsible for delivering the Defence
Information Infrastructure (Future) project for the UK Ministry of Defence. 
ATLAS is led by EDS, with Fujitsu Services as a Tier 1 partner, General
Dynamics, LogicaCMG and EADS Defence and Security Systems Ltd (Cogent) as Tier
2 partners, and IBM and HP as capability partners, amongst others.  ATLAS was
awarded the contract for Increment 1 of DII(F) in March 2005, with a budget of
approximately US $4.0 billion (2.3 billion pounds) and Increment 2a of DII(F)
in December 2006, with a budget of approximately US $1.27 billion (0.73
billion pounds).
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
    The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements.  For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K.  EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    
     CONTACT:
     Travis Jacobsen - EDS U.S.          Sarah Roderick - EDS UK
     972.797.8751                        +44(0)20 7569 5134
     travis.jacobsen@eds.com             Sarah.roderick@eds.com
    

    
     Karen Cleale - ATLAS
     +44(0)7825 119 689
     Karen.cleale@eds.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Travis Jacobsen of EDS U.S., +1-972-797-8751, 
travis.jacobsen@eds.com, or Sarah Roderick of EDS UK, +44(0)20 7569 5134, 
Sarah.roderick@eds.com, or Karen Cleale of ATLAS, +44(0)7825 119 689, 
Karen.cleale@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com/

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