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Australia Signs Contract For New Defence Logistics System

The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Chief Executive, Dr Stephen Gumley met with the Chief Executive of Mincom, Mr Richard Matthews, to sign the contract to mark the official commencement of the acquisition of Defence’s next generation logistics information management system.

This phase of the project, known as JP2077 2B.1, will provide a range of enhancements to the Standard Defence Supply System (SDSS) – most importantly, a new core software based on the Mincom Ellipse software and greater financial management functionality.

At a cost of over $100 million, Dr Gumley confirmed that this phase of the project represents a significant investment in Australian information technology development and supporting industries. It will be completed by late 2008.

“The commencement of JP2077 2B.1 is a key milestone in our strategy to provide a logistics information system which meets both the operational and the management needs of Defence,” Dr Gumley said.

This will also ensure compliance with the Australian Equivalent International Financial Reporting Systems [AEIFRS) Standards.

Dr Gumley looks forward to working closely with Mincom on this exciting initiative.

Other phases of the project will deliver an enhanced deployable capability, improved in-transit visibility, and a consignment tracking capability using radio frequency identification. The new system will be known as the Military Integrated Logistics Information System (MILIS).

Contract Signed For New Defence Logistics System