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News: HP Consortium Wins Multimillion-Dollar EU Contract

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Posted: October 3, 2006 08:30AM
Author: sdy284

VarBusiness - "A consortium of Hewlett-Packard and France Telecom's Equant has won a 210 million euro ($266.8 million) contract to supply a secure communications infrastructure for the European Union. The executive European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday the network would provide increased capacity for classified information exchange among European and national administrations. The new network, replacing several other structures, would be used by authorities ranging from the Commission itself and the Council of EU member states, to the Europol police agency and the European Railway Agency. Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the system would provide a secure backbone to connect the new Schengen Information System on border security and law enforcement, including biometric data."

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