The Department of Defence said on Thursday it won\u2019t proceed with planned market testing of a Distributed Computing Bundle, which formed part of the agency\u2019s massive ICT transformation program.\nThe planned bundle included all end user and desk side support services across Defence locations across Australia. It also comprised an ICT service desk.\nDefence said it would make a decision on the longer-term delivery of ICT services through a distributed computing bundle over the next two years.\nDefence said the ICT transformation program currently underway is "significant and complex and required the full focus of the ICT organisation with Defence."\n\u201cAnother major procurement exercise would add more demand and complexity to the current program,\u201d a Defence spokesperson said.\nRead: Interview: Dr Peter Lawrence, CIO, Department of Defence\nInstead, Defence has awarded a two-year $52 million contract extension to Unisys to provide IT support to 100,000 Defence users at 460 locations across Australia. Unisys has been providing support services to Defence since 2008.\nUnder the contract extension, Unisys is rolling out network security and infrastructure, and server and desktop support to the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Australian Navy. The company also provides support for joints service and internal military exercises.