DOT contract pushes paperless
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Apr 28, 2000
The Transportation Department is taking another step toward a paperless
working environment with the planned award of two contracts for document
imaging systems by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to an
FAA contract announcement.
The first contract with 170 Systems Inc., Cambridge,
Mass., will be for an enterprisewide Electronic Document Management and
Imaging System with an unlimited license for software and technical support
for DOT. The contract will be for five months with four one-year options
to extend it.
The other contract with 170 Systems is to install and implement the FAA
Southern Region Electronic Document Management and Imaging System Pilot
Based on a market survey, DOT found that 170 Systems had the only commercial
off-the-shelf product with the ability to integrate with Oracle Corp.'s
Oracle Financials. DOT is transitioning its accounting and budgeting systems
to the Oracle application by June 2001.
Placing all department documents in electronic form will make them automatically
auditable during the annual verification of financial statements, said David
Kleinberg, DOT's deputy chief financial officer.