VEGA delivers Enterprise Architecture services to support Future Core Network

Darmstadt, (PresseBox) - VEGA, a Finmeccanica company, has won a contract to provide Enterprise Architecture services to the UK Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Future Core Network (FCN) programme.

The FCN programme team is responsible for managing the procurement options and technological requirements to ensure that FCN successfully replaces the capability of the four separate communication networks - DFTS, DII, DHFCS and Skynet 5 - as their respective contracts draw close to renewal between 2012 and 2020. The new six-month project builds upon an initial study VEGA won in March 2007, to identify and review the risks and issues surrounding the proposed acquisition process and the future technological requirement.

VEGA will apply its Enterprise Architecture services and Architectural Framework Modelling expertise to enable the FCN IPT to make informed decisions as how best to deliver continuity of service without any loss of capability, as the transformation programme is rolled out.

The project's technical boundary scope was developed in conjunction with the Systems Engineering and Integration Group (SEIG), through the use of the Integration Services Support Environment (ISSE) drawing upon architecture models held in the Ministry of Defence Architecture Repository (MODAR).

VEGA Defence Business Development Director, Peter Armstrong, said: "We are delighted to be supporting the MOD in the reshaping of its future network, and the wider C4ISTAR strategy. Winning this work further highlights VEGA's expertise and leadership in Enterprise Architecture and Architectural Framework Modelling."

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH

VEGA is a specialist professional services company. It provides independent consulting, technology and managed solutions, based on 30 years' experience of specialist market and technological domains. This enables VEGA to offer independent expert advice and pragmatic support services in the effective implementation of business strategy. In doing so, VEGA helps its clients to identify business value, manage risk and realise higher levels of success from their programmes and projects.

In January 2008, VEGA Group PLC and all its subsidiaries were acquired by Finmeccanica S.P.A ("Finmeccanica"), the main Italian industrial group operating globally in the aerospace, defence and security sectors. VEGA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica.

VEGA's principal markets are Aerospace, Defence and Government. Its key geographies are the UK, Germany, Holland, France and Spain.

Within the Defence industry, VEGA has a long track record of working alongside our defence clients to deliver strategically important defence information and communication systems as a trusted partner. We work with UK and European defence agencies and armed forces in the specification, acquisition, security, integration and deployment of network enabled capability to ensure that it delivers the operational benefits for which it is intended. Clients include the UK Ministry of Defence, mainly through Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), and armasuisse. Current projects include client-side support for the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII(F)) and Command Support Intelligence Systems (CSIS) Integrated Project Team (IPT).

VEGA offers advisory services to clients on the practical implementation of business strategy, often in the early stages of programme and project lifecycles. Services include: Business Consulting, Enterprise & Systems Architecture, Procurement and Capability Acquisition, Programme and Project Management and Information Security.

VEGA is certified to the internationally recognised standard for Information Security ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

VEGA is also ISO 9001:2000 & TickIT accredited through Det Norske Veritas and is certified to ISO 14000, environmental management.

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