Navy officials said they are aiming to deploy the new system for training in fiscal 2014, with full operation by 2015. The service is seeking a commercial system that is ready to go “out of the box.” DCMA said it too wants to acquire a commercial contract writing system, which will “improve efficiency, reduce procurement process times, and increase data accuracy.”
The Army Contracting Command is helping to lead an effort to modernize the service’s contract writing system.
This is more than just a technology refresh. It’s about improving the functionality of the existing contract writing tools that many contracting officers use every day.
“A lot of our contract writing applications are supporting architectures that are 8-to-10 years old, which is a lifetime in the technology business,” said Gino Magnifico, the Army Contracting Command’s chief information officer. “One of things that we are looking at as a structure, not just across the Army but all of DoD, is how do we upgrade our capabilities in contracting writing areas and get applications that are really more modernized, that reflect architectures, that work really well in these different environments, everything from sustainment to these thin solutions to these communication satellite requirements that we really try to leverage in this command.”
Magnifico said the ACC is leading an effort to conduct an analysis of alternatives within the Army to figure out the requirements for the future contracting writing tools.
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