The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency awarded on 22 November 2019 a contract to the Spanish IT company Everis valued at 10.4 million EUR.
The contract covers Wave 1 of the two-wave Service-Oriented Architecture and Identity Management Project, which will provide common middleware services for applications to build on. Work on Wave 1 began on 6 January 2020, and is expected to be completed in 2021.
"The Platform developed through this contract will ensure that business applications and services across the NATO ecosystem can efficiently and effectively respond to NATO's operational needs," said Pierre Pradier, Chief of Core Enterprise Services at the NCI Agency.
Everis will provide a variety of services under the contract, including integration, identity and security services, service management and platform hosting services. Among many benefits, the services provided under the contract will make application development simpler, cheaper and more rapid.