Navy awards $103 million ERP contract

Naval Sea Systems Command

The Navy announced Feb. 12 that it has awarded a $103 million contract to CACI International Inc. to support an enterprise resource planning data center at the Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea) in Norfolk, Va.

The work will be done in conjunction with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Norfolk.

CACI will support the data center operations of the Navy's Enterprise Maintenance Automated Information System (NEMAIS). The contract provides for three base years and two two-year options.

NEMAIS, which CACI has supported since the project's inception, is designed to replace aging maintenance information systems with new integrated software. NEMAIS is a joint initiative between Navsea and the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets to modernize Navy maintenance business processes and information systems.

The NEMAIS data center is accessed by thousands of Navsea and fleet users for daily business operations, maintenance reporting and resource management.

In June 2002, maintenance facilities in the mid-Atlantic region began processing their first intermediate-level ship maintenance work using NEMAIS. That marked the end of a two-year development effort to improve Navy maintenance processes and information systems using commercial off-the-shelf software.

When fully implemented, more than 35,000 Navy and civilian workers, as well as sailors aboard ships, at Navy commands worldwide will use the system.

"Enterprise resource planning is an important step in the transformation of America's military infrastructure to meet the needs of the 21st-century warfighter," said J.P. London, CACI's chairman and chief executive officer.

Full deployment will enable the Navy to make better maintenance decisions, shut down as many as 140 legacy information systems, improve maintenance efficiency and free up additional Navy dollars for other operations. It also will give the Navy a tool to identify, evaluate and reduce total ownership costs and maintenance costs, according to a statement on the Navsea Web site.

As of September 2002, 54 ships have made the transition from the legacy Maintenance Resource Management System to NEMAIS.


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