Software solutions provider archTIS (ASX:AR9) has been awarded a $4.06M contract by the Australian Department of Defence to conduct a proof of concept assisting with the modernisation of their workplace environment.

As part of the agreement, archTIS will deploy NC Protect, Microsoft, and third-party software products, to evaluate productivity, compliance, and security gains for the Defence office.

The proof of concept, which aims to demonstrate the product's utility across a broader use case in Defence, will commence immediately and is expected to conclude by the end of 2023.

Shares of ArchTIS hit $0.087 at 11:10am AEST.