CACI International Inc recently announced that it has been awarded a $75 million contract by the Department of Defense Business Transformation Agency to support the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command’s (USMEPCOM) Virtual Interactive Processing System (VIPS). The standalone contract was awarded for a base period and option periods totaling 3.5 years. This is new work for CACI and will support USMEPCOM’s efforts to streamline its accession process for military applicants.
A joint military and civilian organization, USMEPCOM provides a gateway for applicants entering the armed services. Headquartered in Illinois, it operates 65 military entrance processing stations to meet its mission. One of the most advanced, service-oriented, open architecture-based systems in the federal government, the VIPS system will modernize and automate the infrastructure that is used to qualify, evaluate, and process applicants for the uniformed services, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Once implemented, the paper-free system will make recruiting processes more responsive, flexible, and efficient, and will ultimately reduce the cycle time to induct enlistees and save millions of dollars annually. As an enterprise system, VIPS will interface with the core recruiting systems of each military service. Its modular open systems integration approach and extensive use of biometric components will enable deployment of rapid operational capabilities with near-term benefits.
The award strengthens CACI’s functional core competencies in Business System Solutions and Cyber Solutions, drawing on a significant record of success implementing federal business systems. CACI’s in-depth understanding of the Department of Defense’s open architecture-based systems makes it an ideal candidate for this work. Not only has CACI attracted critical partners to build a team with unrivaled expertise in military accessions processes and medical records systems, but they have cultivated useful enterprise relationships with world-class vendors in business software and hardware systems as well as biometrics.
According to Bill Fairl, CACI’s President of U.S. Operations, “With this new contract to support USMEPCOM, we will directly enhance the ability of the nation’s armed forces to bring the most qualified men and women into their ranks. Our expertise in government transformation efforts makes us an ideal fit to build one of the most advanced systems for the Department of Defense within a robust, standards-based, and service-oriented architecture.”
CACI President and CEO Paul Cofoni said, “CACI’s core commitment to contributing materially to the transformation of government now includes this important new work for the Business Transformation Agency and USMEPCOM. Our proven approaches and innovative solutions in implementing federal business systems will help strengthen and streamline our nation's ability to ensure the best and the brightest come into our military services, year after year.”