Brand: AtkinsRéalis has put defense first for UK DIPS cyber security

AtkinsRéalis announced on 3 January 2024 that it has been appointed prime contractor to the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) to deliver capabilities through the Digital and IT Professional Services (DIPS) Framework, covering a range of cyber security services that protect digital assets and to improve service resilience.

DIPS is a four-year framework under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Digital Defense Strategy, running until November 2027, to deliver specialist IT services and accelerate a digital transformation for the UK Armed Forces worldwide. Under the DIPS Framework, AtkinsRéalis has been appointed as prime contractor for 3 lots related to solution architecture, cyber security and project management. The company will also be a subcontracting partner for 2 lots related to systems design and information services.

Across 6 lots and 17 suppliers, DIPS has a potential value of up to £1.2bn ($1.51bn). According to GlobalData’s “Cybersecurity in Defense” report, global cybersecurity revenue is forecast to show strong growth in the first half of 2020, reaching $198 billion by 2025, with a focus on intelligence and security management, which expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 17% over the time period.

“This framework will ensure that the MOD has access to a range of expertise and capability that will be necessary to modernize the digital landscape at pace and take early advantage of emerging technologies,” said Dave Clark, AtkinsRéalis market director for Aerospace and Defense. “Together with our multidisciplinary partner companies, we will work collaboratively and alongside MOD colleagues to help continue the transformation of its digital and government capabilities.”

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The relationship between AtkinsRéalis and the MoD has included contracts on similar projects, such as the £40 million Design as a Service (DaaS) framework deal for Defense Digital from November 2017 to March 2020; and orders worth £1.5 billion over 5 years under the Department of Health’s Engineering Delivery Partnership through the Defense Equipment & Support (DE&S) function.

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