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CACI nabs Navy software development contract CACI International Inc. this month was awarded a five-year $30 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Chesapeake Va. The cost-plus-fixed-fee award calls for CACI to provide software development and life cycle support for its legacy information system known as the Shipboard Non-Tactical ADP Program (SNAP).

CACI which previously served as a subcontractor of SNAP has teamed with Unisys Corp. ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. Wang Government Services Inc. and Sabre Systems Inc. as the prime vendor for this contract. CACI and its team will provide software requirements analysis object-oriented analysis and design coding and unit testing business process analysis and systems integration and testing.

Network Associates buys PGP Network Associates Inc. (formerly McAfee Associates) announced Dec. 1 plans to acquire privately held Pretty Good Privacy Inc. (PGP) in a $36 million deal. The companies plan to combine intrusion- and virus-detection software products from Network Associates with PGP's desktop security software and server and policy management tools to offer a single security solution according to Network Associates officials.

Network Associates was formed as the result of a merger this month between McAfee and Network General. McAfee was one of two anti-virus concerns tapped this year by the Defense Department to provide anti-virus software for more than 2.1 million workstations. Axent Raptor to merge operations Axent Technologies Inc. and Raptor Systems Inc. announced Dec. 1 that they signed a definitive agreement to merge the operations of the two security concerns in a $128 million deal.

The two companies plan to combine Axent's security management intrusion- detection remote-access and user administration products with Raptor's virtual private networking and firewall technologies to operate as Axent Technologies Inc. according to Axent officials. Axent which was recently tapped by the Air Force to provide its enterprise security manager to more than 100 bases worldwide will continue to integrate its security products with products from Tivoli Systems Inc., Computer Associates International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and BMC Software Inc. officials said.

Treasury taps PeopleSoft for HR products PeopleSoft Inc. announced Dec. 4 that the Treasury Department has selected the company's human resource management system application as a core component of its modernization effort. This license is one of six signed in the third quarter bringing the total number of new PeopleSoft federal licenses in 1997 to 11 according to company officials.

The Treasury Department is re-engineering its human resource operations the department now relies on more than 90 disparate systems. The new system will be designed to enable managers and their staff to access and compile accurate and timely information for more than 148 000 employees and the five-year modernization program is expected to yield net benefits of $360 million during 10 years.

AMS plans financial system upgrades American Management Systems Inc. announced Dec. 10 plans for the next two releases of its Federal Financial System (FFS) the financial management system now being used by 40 federal agencies.

AMS plans to enhance the FFS product to address several governmentwide accounting changes in the FFS Release 5.4 scheduled for June including the Treasury Offset Program according to company officials. The next version FFS Release 5.5 is scheduled for late 1998 and will include additional enhancements.

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