IBM Completes $2 Billion Saudi eGovernment Contract

IBM Corp. has finished deploying core communications and security infrastructure that will modernize Saudi Arabia’s government administration. The $2 billion Yesser eGovernment Program will eventually provide everyone in Saudi Arabia with access to government services, according to a statement from IBM officials.

The project will support electronic support for nearly 1, 000 government processes that are currently delivered manually, including employment and housing permits, citizen applications, drivers’ licenses, university registration and more.

Every IBM division played a role in the country-wide eGovernment initiative, including software, hardware, services and research; also POWER System and System x servers, and DataPower devices hosting IBM service-oriented architecture middleware products at eight geographically distributed sites in the kingdom.

Engineer Ali S. Al Soma, director general of the Yesser eGovernment Program said, “Through our partnership with IBM, we have put in place the core infrastructure required to move the large majority of government processes in Saudi Arabia into the information society.”

You may also be interested in...

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Gets Potential $3.6B USAF Airborne Comms Tech Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential five-year, $3.6 billion contract to develop, test and integrate an airborne communications relay system for the U.S. Air Force. The company will also help the service branch operate and maintain payloads and ground stations of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Cybersecurity

Air Force Expects RFP Release for Agile Cyber Technology 3 Vehicle by February

The U.S. Air Force expects to release a solicitation for the third iteration of a potential five-year, $950M contract vehicle for cybersecurity research and development support in mid-late February. The service’s program management/technical team will conduct private meetings virtually from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12 to provide vendors an opportunity to share their capabilities and ask questions about the upcoming request for proposals for the Agile Cyber Technology 3 contract.