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Task Order to Integrate DEAMS System

Accenture LLP will configure, deploy, and conduct training for the Defense Enterprise
Accounting and Management System that will improve accounting and finance processes.

By 1st Lt. Stephen Fox / Electronic Systems Center Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2006 – The Electronic Systems Center's Development and Fielding Systems Group here awarded a $79.5 million task order for System Integration support to configure, deploy, and conduct training for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) program to Accenture LLP, Reston, Va.

This decision follows a recent Electronic Systems Center award for the DEAMS commercial off-the-shelf software to Oracle Corporation for their E-Business financial and accounting software.

As the system integrator, Accenture will be responsible for integrating DEAMS requirements into the Oracle E-Business Suite.

"DEAMS will re-engineer general funds and working capital funds processes resulting in an integrated accounting and finance system."

Dick Honneywell, the DEAMS program manager

"DEAMS will re-engineer general funds and working capital funds processes resulting in an integrated accounting and finance system," said Dick Honneywell, the DEAMS program manager.

Accenture LLP initially will develop and conduct a technology demonstration of a fully-capable DEAMS system at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

An early operational assessment of the system will be completed and the results presented back to the Office of the Secretary of Defense before additional development and deployment of the DEAMS system is authorized for U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force or defense agencies.

The system integrator will ensure that the configuration, deployment, and training of DEAMS meets the requirements of the initial DEAMS partners: U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force and the Defense Financial Accounting Service. DEAMS will be deployed on the Global Combat Support System - Air Force infrastructure.

"The selection of Accenture LLP as DEAMS SI for the U.S. Transportation Command is a key step toward Enterprise Resource Planning efforts supporting the Defense Department's modernization of our business systems," said Frank Weber, director of Electronic Systems Center's Operations Support Systems Wing located at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. "This selection will enable the DEAMS initial capability to be implemented at Scott Air Force Base by March 2007 and deployment of full operational capabilities by 2010."

The firm-fixed price task order was awarded through the Defense Department's Enterprise Software Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreement under General Services Administration Schedule.

"This is one of several significant awards within the Development and Fielding Systems Group acquisition portfolio that is providing the Defense Department and Air Force with new capabilities and efficiencies," said Debra Haley, Electronic Systems Center's Development and Fielding Systems Group director. "We are very proud of the talent and professionalism of the DEAMS team members who made this award a reality. Their efforts are at the leading edge of a fundamental transformation of Air Force and Defense Department business processes."

The DEAMS team, comprised of members from the Air Force, United States Transportation Command and Defense Finance and Accounting Service, conducted its evaluation at Hanscom.

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