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July 1, 2013

Steria goes ahead with MOD military contract

Steria, a provider of IT business services, has successfully passed an operational readiness test to act as Prime Systems Integrator for the UK Ministry of Defence's Land Systems Reference Centre (LSRC).

By Vinod

The company, which won a five-year contract in October 2012, will help the UK Armed Forces improve efficiency, safety and performance by testing and evaluating the MOD’s systems and military equipment.

Trevor Purches, assistant head at MOD’s defence information services, said: "The work LSRC does is vital to ensuring successful military operations across the globe. As such, working with trusted partners including Steria is key in helping us to continue delivering this crucial role."

Steria will also manage the deliveries and facilities across the project, and coordinate the LSRC team with a team including military and civilian staff as well third party specialist vendors.

Net Consulting, a third party specialist vendor in performance monitoring, troubleshooting and prediction, will cover the full application lifecycle from performance modeling of applications to capacity planning of the network bandwidth.

Paul Thomas, managing director at Net Consulting, said: "The LSRC is an important part of the MOD’s land based testing and assurance capabilities that ensures the reliability, interoperability and performance of business critical information systems.

"Net Consulting is delighted to have been selected by Steria to support the LSRC contract at Blandford over the next five years and is committed to supporting the delivery of assured information systems for the MOD."

The LSRC is an independent test facility for military communications and information systems.

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