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A Herkulean Task: In-housing the Bundeswehr’s Information and Communication Technology

The German Ministry of Defence’s decision to move its ICT provision back to an in-house entity provides a window for evaluating of the pros and cons of public sector solutions in defence

The decision of the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) to end the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for the provision of information and communication technology  (ICT) to the German Armed Forces – part of the so called ‘Herkules’ project – sheds light on broader defence acquisition dynamics well beyond just the ICT domain. In 2006, the Bundeswehr and its industrial partners Siemens and IBM launched the PPP company BWI Informationstechnik GmbH (BWI IT) as the

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