August 2013

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has selected Lockheed Martin Global Inc. to provide the Active Network Infrastructure (ANWI) for the new NATO headquarters (HQ) building.

The decision has been endorsed by NATO’s senior committees. The value of the contract is worth €62M. Lockheed Martin’s major sub-contractors include:

– Cisco (USA)
– Citrix (USA)
– Dell (USA)
– Fortinet (USA)
– Microsoft (USA/BEL)
– Nexor (GBR)
– Polycom (USA)
– Prodata (BEL)
– Selex (ITA)

The contract is expected to be signed in August 2013 and the implementation schedule aligned with the completion of construction of the new NATO HQ building, scheduled for occupancy in 2016. The services to be provided will leverage modern communications and information technologies and provide NATO staff and national delegations with innovative capabilities and support new 21st century ways of working.

The ANWI contract is one of four main contracts that deliver the complete capabilities for NATO staff to technically and operationally occupy the new NATO headquarters. The ANWI contract will deliver:

  • Four different security networks for the staff to work, communicate and share information with other NATO staff and nations;
  • Integrated management tools and processes for delivery of communication and information services based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts;
  • Cross-domain gateways allowing seamless interconnection of the new NATO HQ with other internal and external entities;
  • A modern Data Centre providing infrastructure as a service, supporting enhanced performance, robust access and high availability;
  • Updated user devices supporting the staff’s ability to be mobile and support new ways of working; and
  • Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) for improving the ability of staff to communicate and interact.

More details on the NATO website.

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