Navy opens wallet wide for e-business
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Jul 29, 2003
For its third round of electronic-business pilots this year, the Navy's eBusiness Operations Office today announced plans to spend $4 million on six new projects.
The Navy chose projects ranging from procurement automation to operational training:Joint Expeditionary Warfare Logistics: The Marine Corps' Port Hueneme, Calif., will develop a system to provide asset visibility for all naval construction projects into the Corps' existing Web-enabled Common Logistics Command and Control System. Training and Operational Readiness Information Services: The Afloat Training Group for the Pacific in San Diego will devise a way to capture, store, retrieve and share performance data from operational exercises.Shipboard Movement Tracking: The Marine Corps pilot aims to use handheld scanners to wirelessly track bar coded assets in real time during embarkation.Zoned Automated Procurement'IT Integration with One Touch Support: The Naval Supply Systems Command will create an application to include zoned procurements in the service's One Touch Support Program.Metrics and Status for Performance-Based Logistics Management: The Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will draft standard metrics for monitoring performance-based logistics contracts.Supplier Relationship Management and Enablement: The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Norfolk, Va., will build a Web-based interface for loading and maintaining supplier contract and catalog information on the Defense Department's online buying site, EMall.
The Navy eBusiness Operations Office, which was established in September 2000, funds short-term online projects and provides centralized management for Navy smart-card programs. There are now 35 active projects.