A consortium led by Finmeccanica has received a $669.7 million contract to supply digital security and security services to Italyâs public offices as part of an effort to standardize digital security in public administrations.
The consortiumÂ thatÂ comprises IBM Italia and FastwebÂ won the contract through Italyâs central purchasing body ConsipÂ to provide cloud computing services, security, web portals, online services and application cooperation for public administrationsÂ in the country, Finmeccanica said Thursday.
âWe are delighted to have been selected to guide the public offices through the transformation process set forth by the Italian digital agenda and by the strategy document for the governmentâs digital growthâ, said Mauro Moretti, CEO and general manager of Leonardo-Finmeccanica.
The contract represents the second of four lots under theÂ framework agreement and the services will be available centrally or at the headquarters of the administrations that provide the services.
The services are meant to help prevent information technology accidents and analyze vulnerabilities of hardware and software components of government IT systems within centralized and shared cloud environments.
Another area of the services includes tools to maintain the legal validity of electronic documents and from digital copy.