Establishment of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
In a solemn ceremony held on 2 October 2012, Federal Minister of Defense Dr. Thomas de Maizíère formally establishes the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (in German: Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr, or BAAINBw).
This new Office will combine the tasks of the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB), of the Federal Office of the Bundeswehr for Information Management and Information Technology (Bundeswehr IT Office), and the in-service support tasks which up to now have been performed by other military and civilian organizational elements.
This will also result in the deactivation of the two separate websites of BWB (www.bwb.org) and Bundeswehr IT Office (www.it-amtbw.de).
The BAAINBw website is now online on www.baain.de.