Defence awards 3-year experimentation support contract to FTS Group advisory firm Noetic

Atturra – 2 min read

Canberra, 15 June 2021 – FTS Group advisory firm Noetic, has been awarded the contract to support the Joint Experimentation Directorate (JED) Forward Work Plan FY21-26 for an initial term of three years with options to extend. The contract will see Noetic continue their partnership with JED, to shape Defence operating concepts and force options for Australian Defence Force capability.


Over the course of the next three years, Noetic’s highly experienced team will support a range of Defence experiments focused on concepts, analysis and system comparison, designed to test ADF future force structure. Noetic’s delivery includes the development of classified scenario environments, experimentation design and analysis, the management of simulation tools and delivering training to grow the ADF’s experimentation and wargaming skills.

Ken Snell, Noetic’s Program Lead in JED explains “This work is strategically important and game-changing for Defence in terms of force design. We look forward to continuing our journey in collaboration with JED, through ongoing provision of our highly qualified and experienced team combined with the professional services strength of Noetic”.

The results of experimentation will generate the evidence for key decision makers, such as the Vice Chief of Defence Force, to make informed investment decisions that guide the acquisition of Defence’s future capabilities. Andrew Balmaks, Noetic CEO says “This significant contract is testament to our highly capable, trustworthy and innovative service delivery to both JED and the broader Department of Defence. We are honoured to continue this strategically important work and further strengthen our long-standing partnership with Defence”.


About Noetic

Noetic is a part of the FTS Group which is an Australian owned and operated consortium of information technology and consulting companies. Noetic provides advisory and consulting services that has delivered signature solutions to Australian government departments for over 20 years. Headquartered in Canberra, Noetic’s Better Consulting approach is highly regarded both nationally and internationally.

About FTS Group

FTS Group is one of the largest privately-owned IT services companies in Australia. It is made up of several end-to-end services and technology businesses, including ANATAS, Cubic Consulting, FTS Data & AI, Galaxy 42, KoBold, Safety Evolved, and Veritec.

FTS Group and the companies within it have the expertise and IP to manage key business functions for Australian and New Zealand organisations. Headquartered in Sydney with over 400 people across Australia, FTS helps both the public and private sector adapt and grow by delivering business and technology outcomes. FTS offers clients scale, market reach, deep capability, strong management processes and the stability customers look for in a business partner that delivers results.

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