Navy turns to BearingPoint for IT transformation

The Navy's Program Executive Office for Information Technology has awarded a five-year, $58 million contract to BearingPoint Inc. to support a major IT transformation initiative, the company announced this week.

Under the contract, BearingPoint of McLean, Va., will provide IT strategy, program development and program management to help create a Navy Enterprise IT Program Management Office.

BearingPoint will concentrate on strategy, design, development and implementation of the program management office, as well as the integration of commercial best practices within the Navy itself.

The enterprise approach will provide the Navy with significant technological and economic advantages, such as improved interoperability, reduced total operating costs, and early risk identification and mitigation, the company said.

The Navy Enterprise IT Program Management Office is an effort to apply the same rigor and discipline to IT operations as the Navy currently applies to weapons systems. The office will support that goal and strengthen links between the acquisition, requirements and resources communities.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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