DHS awards BearingPoint $229m back-office systems contract

DHS awards BearingPoint $229m back-office systems contract

The Homeland Security Department has awarded BearingPoint Inc. a $229 million contract to weave together the disparate administrative and financial systems it acquired from the 22 agencies that merged to form DHS.

Known as Emerge2, the Electronically Managing Enterprise Resources for Government Effectiveness and Efficiency program, will be an enterprise resource planning system giving decision-makers across the department timely information about assets and resources.

'With the award of this contract, we are one step closer to providing improved visibility into our critical business information,' said Andrew Maner, DHS' chief financial officer.

BearingPoint of McLean, Va., will focus on integrating applications that support accounting and reporting, acquisition and grants management, cost and revenue performance management, asset management and budget. The company bested IBM Corp. to win the task order contract.

Among BearingPoint's Emerge2 team members are Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Deloitte Consulting of San Francisco, Hewlett-Packard Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC of Silver Spring, Md.

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