Flexible Furlough: What it Means for Contractors
Boeing Defence has announced that seven IT companies will share in its contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as delivery partner for the Logistics Network Enabled Capability (LNEC). The defence and security business, which is a unit of the Boeing Company, was awarded the £800m, 11 year Future Logistics Information Systems (Flis) contract in November 2010, and will manage the sub-contractors as part of its responsibility in delivering operationally essential logistics information.
The seven main sub-contractors, who will undoubtedly be looking to expand their workforces as the project starts to take shape, are Ark Continuity, Bearing Point, EMC, HP, IBM, Miro Technologies and Steria. So the advice to IT contractors is, keep a close eye on these companies as they look to increase their skill base over the coming months. In more detail, the responsibilities of each are as follows:
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