The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has signed a two-year information security services deal with BAE Systems Detica.
Detica will initially provide support and advice on the MoJ’s computer infrastructure, risk management, and security policy, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements. The contract also covers information assurance and cyber security.
The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Detica said the contract is "outcome based", meaning payment will be linked to measurements of the quality, timeliness and value for money delivered by by the company.
Bob Nicholls, the MoJ’s Head of Information Assurance, said that the contract would bring a new way of working to the Ministry. "We anticipate it will deliver real benefits to the Ministry of Justice, both in terms of security and cost efficiency," Nicholls said. "Protecting the Ministry’s data and systems is vital to the smooth running of the Justice system and we look forward to working together closely with BAE Systems Detica to achieve this."
Detica, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2008, has strong links to the UK government; it was founded in 1971 as a public sector-focused defense contractor. Other government clients include HM Revenue and Customs, which uses Detica’s NetReveal system to detect tax fraud.