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Leidos Australia opens tech collaboration facility in Canberra

Leidos Australia opens tech collaboration facility in Canberra

Supports demonstration, development, validation and integration of service improvements

Canberra (ACT)

Canberra (ACT)

Leidos Australia has officially opened Leidos CONNECT, a high tech collaboration space, in Canberra.

Headquartered in the US, Leidos is a science and technology solutions provider. The company has its Australasia and Asia Pacific headquarters in Clayton, Victoria.

The collaboration space provides customers and partners access to flexible, multi-networked environments and it is expected to employ more than 20 people.

According to Leidos, the facility leads the way for its research and development efforts and showcases capabilities covering ICT, geospatial, big data and analytics, C4ISR, simulation, mobility, security and cyber solutions.

Leidos CONNECT facilitates collaboration with Leidos’ technology partners including Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp and VMware, as well as leading Australian subject matter experts and several Australian Universities.

“We’ve committed to investing $12 million over the next seven years,” Leidos Australia managing director, Christine Zeitz, said. “This gives our customers and partners a place to workshop their challenges and develop innovative new solutions.”

Even though the facility has just been officially launched, Leidos CONNECT already plays a role in supporting the demonstration, development, validation and integration of service improvements for major Government customer programs.

Headquartered in the US, Leidos is a science and technology solutions provider. The company has its Australasia and Asia Pacific headquarters in Clayton, Victoria.

“Australia is an important part of the Leidos global business strategy and the ongoing investment in Leidos CONNECT is a reflection of that,” Leidos president, defense and intelligence, Tim Reardon, said.

In October, Leidos Australia won an export deal with the Falkland Islands Government for the provision of technology solutions based on its TeraText suite of products.

Under the deal, all the laws of the South Atlantic British overseas territory archipelago will, for the first time, be made available to the public, using the Australian-built technology.

TeraText is a database solution, developed by Leidos. It was originally conceived at RMIT University in Victoria under an Australian Research Council Grant.

A major defence IT contractor, Leidos  mopped up the remainder of Lockheed Martin’s $800 million agreement with the Department of Defence to supply centralised processing services until 2022, following its merger with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) business last year.

In November, Defence revealed it had signed a $55 million, five-year contract with Leidos subsidiary, Abacus Innovations.


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