archTIS Ltd (ASX:AR9) has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to utilise the certified cloud-based platform Kojensi Gov in developing the National Criminal Intelligence System (NCIS).
ACIC is the first intelligence agency to use the company’s Kojensi Gov platform and this agreement is for an initial 15-month period with the option for two annual extensions.
A program team developing the NCIS will use the platform to share and collaborate, securely, on information needed to create a “truly national, unified picture of criminal activity” across states and territories in Australia.
Facilitating secure collaboration
Kojensi Gov will be used to facilitate secure collaboration across all law enforcement, law compliance and regulatory agencies involved in developing the NCIS.
archTIS managing director Daniel Lai said: “Kojensi Gov will support the ACIC’s NCIS program and law enforcement agencies to collaborate, securely, to facilitate the development of a unified image of crime in Australia.
“Partnering with such an important initiative proves the utilisation of Kojensi Gov for secure collaboration between and within agencies.
“We look forward to working with ACIC, and its partners, and continuing to expand the Kojensi Gov service through government and industry, in Australia and abroad.”
archTIS, which has a market cap of about $12.7 million, is trading at 13 cents having reached 14 cents earlier this month and up from 9.1 cents at the end of August.
User numbers expected to grow
Finalised through the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) Cloud Marketplace, formerly Cloud Services Panel, for an initial 150 users and up to 200 hours of additional services, the initial maximum contract value is $235,250.
archTIS anticipates user numbers to grow as Kojensi is proven within the NCIS over the 15-month term and two annual extensions.
This agreement validates the applicability of the service to high-security, geographically dispersed agencies due to:
- The need for digital collaboration across geographically dispersed agencies and law enforcement personnel; and
- The strict security protocols required as part of the NCIS program.
Used in Attorney Generals Dept
Kojensi Gov was added to DTA’s Cloud Marketplace panel earlier this year.
This was followed by the successful sale and on-boarding of Kojensi Gov to the Attorney General’s Department in September.
archTIS is a Canberra-based technology company established in 2006 focused on protecting sensitive information.
Leveraging its strong pedigree with government and defence, the company has developed an industry-leading information security platform, Kojensi, providing a robust platform for the sharing and collaborating of sensitive information.