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The Ministry of Defence has awarded the contract for the Future Logistics Information Services (Flis) project to Boeing Defence UK. Peter Luff, the defence minister, told Parliament on 3 December that the department has signed an 11-year, £800m contract with the company to deliver operationally essential logistics information …


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  1. Is it me?

    Low Key

    This procurement will have started way before the general election, as will others, and there would be a major issue with some of the existing contracts if you didn't go ahead.

    Procurement rules limit the length of contracts, and for how long you can extend them, once that extension expires the incumbents are free to charge what they like, and they will, on the grounds they have nothing to loose.

    Beats me why the government don't just fess up to this and get on with it.

    Oh, and if they had started renegotiations for smaller new contracts, they would have taken a good 18 months to complete, increased costs hugely, potentially incurred penalties on the cancelled bid, and still left the incumbents in a we'll charge what we like until we are shot if they failed the PQQ stage.

    Large contracts take a long time to negotiate, between one and two years to ensure fair play and best value.

  2. jason 7

    Hmmmm thats handy

    A US company in charge of our defense logistics.


  3. MinionZero
    Big Brother

    Hang on, so we are giving our government data to a US defence contractor?!

    I thought giving the US access to all our banking information was bad enough, but this, WTF!

    Oh but the US government won't try to look at all our data will it. No it wouldn't do that would it.

    £800m plus access to all our data is I guess, just one more example of our "special relationship" with the US government. :(

    The more I see, the more I feel like we are the 51st state of the USA without any say in what happens to us. :(

  4. Anonymous Coward

    US Foriegn Policy

    So the next time we want to go to a war the US doesn't like, Boeing will pull the plug at the request of the US State Department. (for example see wikileaks bank accounts being pull'd by VISA on request, without a court order)

    and we will be back to trying to run our logistics on paper. Great idea chaps, lets just sack the forgien office, appoint hillary clinton instead.

  5. despairing citizen

    UK Government signs up for WikiLeaks contract?

    Given how good the US is at IT security, does this mean our troops can now look forward to being able to look up their future deployments on Wikileaks?

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