Major programs within HHS

HHSNet. A departmentwide network implementation, HHSNet facilitates delivery of other shared enterprise application services and allows the elimination of multiple point-to-point network circuits. Cost: $10-12 million annually during configuration and deployment. Major contractors: MCI Communications Corp., Indus Corp. of Vienna, Va.

Enterprise E-mail. The HHS Enterprise E-mail initiative, in support of the OneHHS vision, aims to reduce the cost of providing e-mail service to more than 65,000 employees, contractors and other users. It's also designed to provide consistent functionality for all users, develop the most efficient e-mail operation possible, and provide a calendaring solution for scheduling people and resources. Cost: $8-10 million annually during configuration and deployment. Major contractor: Unisys Corp.

EHRIS. The Enterprise Human Resources Investment System, which provides automated human resources services to HHS, includes the following systems: Enterprise Human Resources and Payroll (though payroll is no longer part of this project, now being provided under a shared services agreement), job application support, automated position classification, Electronic Official Personnel Folder, eInduction for automated entrance on duty process, and Enterprise Performance Management, a data warehouse and reporting system. Cost: $9-11 million annually during configuration and deployment. Multiple contractors.

UFMS. The Unified Financial Management System establishes a unified approach for enhancing financial management performance by eliminating duplication, streamlining processes and establishing a common IT infrastructure. It is consistent with the President's Management Agenda and compliant with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Financial Management. Cost: $65-70 million annually during configuration and deployment. Major contractor: BearingPoint Inc. of McLean, Va.

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