The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has awarded outsourcer Steria a seven-year contract to provide and run a secure information system at its Sellafield site in Cumbria.
NNL provides technologies to ensure the UK nuclear industry operates safely and cost effectively. The government-owned company also provides support and services to other governments and to the European Union.
Jeremy Davison, head of security at NNL, said: “We see Steria as a trusted partner with its strong track record of running secure information systems for a number of other government organisations.
"The cultural fit was also an important factor for us. We’re confident Steria will provide a cost-effective, highly secure service that will ensure our assets are properly protected.”
The value of the contract, which starts this year and ends in 2021, has not been disclosed.
In 2012, the body responsible for nuclear decommissioning in the UK awarded a five-year £140 million IT outsourcing contract to Atos.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) procurement arm, Shared Services Alliance (SSA), awarded the contract to cover all IT services for Sellafield, Magnox, National Nuclear Laboratories and the Low Level Waste Repository.