One size feeds all

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a $48 million contract to Horizon Software International LLC of Atlanta to provide food service management software to the dining facilities of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

Under the contract, which runs to August 2011, Horizon will provide a single, integrated food service system that includes point-of-service and back-office management software for all food service operations. As the integrator, IBM will design, develop, test, train and deploy the Common Food Management System to service location, according to the CFMS office at Defense Supply Center'Philadelphia.

Currently, each of the services uses a different system, and many of the systems are outdated and not interoperable.

Wanted: DOD, DHS Technologies

The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology has announced a solicitation to help accelerate the commercialization of technologies for the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

CCAT is a partnership, funded by DOD, of representatives from academia, government and in- dustry. Since its inception in July 2001, the group has sponsored 24 solicitations resulting in nearly 800 applications. During that time, 238 commercialization awards, valued at more than $14 million, have been granted to 130 technologies.

The latest CCAT solicitation features four tracks: general DOD technologies, general homeland defense and security technologies, Marine Corps Systems Command technologies and Office of Naval Research's Expeditionary Unit Water Purification System.

Successful applicants will be awarded CCAT services, including product development cash awards, market studies, business planning, mentoring activities, and research and development funding.

For more details on the solicitation, go to and enter 424 into the box.

About the Authors

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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