26 Jan 09. E-fect consortium forms to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s Future Logistic Information Services Programme. A consortium headed by Fujitsu Services and comprising, Lockheed Martin UK and LSC Group has announced the formation of a new team, called E-fect, to bid for the Ministry of Defence’s Future Logistic Information Services programme (FLIS). The FLIS programme aims to provide a service, managed and owned by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), on behalf of the MoD, to sustain, develop and integrate Logistic Information in order to support the transformation and execution of Defence Logistic processes. “E-fect understands the MoD’s current logistics challenges and brings together the optimal balance of skills and experience to transform the current operation to increase the efficiency and agility of the MoD’s overall logistic support chain and provide a better, more flexible and responsive service to the Armed Forces” said Roger Hood, E-fect campaign director. “E-fect’s partner companies each have proven experience of working in partnership with the MoD and bring this strong record of successful delivery to FLIS.” The Delivery Partner selected to fulfil the FLIS requirements will be responsible for the provision of information systems and applications to enable the coordination and effective working of all parties involved in the support chain, including the industrial companies, the DE&S and the front line commands. “E-fect will deliver a coherent end-2-end logistic information service providing relevant, authoritative and timely information to all levels involved in decision making,” said Hood.
26 Jan 09. QinetiQ and Secerno, the technology leader in data security, have announced a partnership to offer active database control as a managed service to government departments and defence companies. The partnership will see QinetiQ market Secerno products to provide protection against threats that cause data to be lost or compromised. QinetiQ will enhance its current database monitoring and analysis activities with Secerno DataWall™ which identifies every attack, leak, threat and accidental misuse of data. The technology will also allow QinetiQ to offer database policy enforcement, compliance and auditing by accurately logging, alerting, substituting or blocking every query on its way to the database without blocking legitimate business transactions.