Force management IT contract goes to SRA

The Army has hired SRA International to develop and maintain an integrated Force Management System.

Under the five-year task order, potentially worth $22.5 million, SRA will integrate four existing systems to create a single system to support collaboration and secure development of the Army's force structure at each user's desktop.

SRA will also sustain operation of current information systems during the move to the new system, according to a company news release.

The Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Project Office-Force Management System, will manage the contract for the Army.

'Our goal for the new Force Management System is to dramatically streamline the Army's Force Management process,' said Robert Burciaga, SRA vice president and business manager for Army programs, Defense Sector. 'We will do more than merely merge the legacy systems and implement an integrated database.'

The Army's Director of Force Management develops the organizational structure of personnel and materiel for the service and is transforming the Army into modular units of mobile and flexible forces, capable of adapting to changing conditions and threats.

In 2002, SRA developed and deployed the interim Structure and Manpower Allocation System for the director of force management.

SRA will provide program management, software development, database design and development, operations and maintenance, systems engineering, and information assurance.

Subcontractors on the contract under SRA include CACI International Inc. of Arlington, Va.; Richard S. Carson & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md.; and Northrop Grumman Corp.

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