DHS integration: Who's doing what
- By John Moore
- Feb 22, 2004
Officials at the Homeland Security Department aren't tackling information technology infrastructure as a single, global integration project, but instead have delegated a series of integration tasks to contractors.
Here is a summary:
Task: DHS Enterprise Architecture Support
Contractor: Science Applications International Corp.
Objective: Create and refine the basic framework for establishing an IT infrastructure.
Task: Resource Management Requirements Documentation
Contractor: BearingPoint Inc.
Objective: Define functional business requirements for DHS-wide back-office solution set; provide input for Emerge2 solicitation.
Status: Ongoing, expected to take four to five months.
Task: Resource Management Technical Architecture
Objective: Craft technical architecture for resource management solutions, using enterprise architecture as the baseline; provide input for Emerge2 solicitation (see below).
Task: Workflow Automation Pilot
Contractor: webMethods Inc.
Objective: Automate DHS workflows for human resources and financial management.
Status: Launched earlier this year.
Task: Homeland Security Data Network
Objective: Provide DHS-wide data communications backbone.
Status: Request for proposals pending; DHS officials want the network running by the end of the year.
Task: Electronically Managed Enterprise Resources for Government Efficiency and Effectiveness (Emerge2)
Objective: Provide the foundation for a back-office IT infrastructure.
Status: RFP expected in May with an award to follow this summer; phased implementation through fiscal 2006.