NZDF's $182m IT upgrade beset by delays and challenges

NZDF's $182m IT upgrade beset by delays and challenges
A project to upgrade major IT infrastructure at NZDF has failed to deliver despite tens of millions spent. (Image: Getty)
Cécile Meier
A $182.5m project to upgrade the New Zealand Defence Force's IT infrastructure has been plagued by challenges and delays, leaving NZ increasingly exposed to cyber threats and out of touch with its allies.  A shift of NZ Defence Force's (NZDF) IT to the cloud and improved connectivity between Defence headquarters (HQ) and bases were meant to be established by 2021/22, according to a 2019 strategic document.   But the major upgrades are yet to be delivered despite about $100m spent, two sources familiar with the project sai...

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