Medsphere Joins ACET to Modernize VA IT Infrastructure

Medsphere will work with Adams Communication and Engineering Technology (ACET), Inc., to provide development and support services for both VA and non-VA customers. Medsphere is very pleased to be a contributor to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' information technology (IT) modernization project, called the Transformation Twenty-one Total Technology (T4) initiative.

The official ACET announcement of the award follows.

ACET, Inc. wins second straight multi-billion dollar ID/IQ contract within a year!

Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET), Inc. has won its 2nd straight multi-billion dollar contract within a year. The first, awarded in July 2010, is the Rapid Response Third Generation (R2-3G), a $16.4B IDIQ contract with the Army’s Communications and Electronics Command. Following that milestone, the Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Information and Technology awarded ACET's Medical Systems Division a multiple award contract vehicle to provide comprehensive, world-wide IT support services and solutions to support both VA and non-VA customers. The Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract is the largest IT procurement in VA history. The five-year, $12 billion program ceiling is designed to meet a wide range of the VA IT modernization goals. This is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award task order (MATO) contract. Individual task orders shall be issued on a time-and-materials/labor hour, cost reimbursement, and/or firm-fixed-price (FFP) basis. “T4 is a major tool in the transformation of VA into a 21st Century organization,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki in a statement. “These contracts will enable VA to acquire services for information technology programs that will help ensure timely delivery of health care and benefits to our Veterans.”

This multibillion-dollar contract provides the VA a vehicle to address information technology needs – services, solutions, hardware and software for requirements that span the enterprise and fundamentally transform the organization. Claudine Adams, COO added, “ACET’s Medical Systems Division will provide an impressive range of IT services and operations for the VA”. The services include program management, strategy, enterprise architecture and planning support; systems and software engineering; software demonstration and deployment; test and evaluation; enterprise network services; IT management; cyber-security; operation and maintenance, and IT facilities. Charles Adams, ACET’s CEO stated “Winning large and strategically important contracts is at the core of our corporate goals, We are extremely proud to be in a select group of small businesses that have been awarded more than one multi-billion dollar ID/IQ contract and to receive a T4 award. We are even more honored to serve US military veterans and their families.”

VA's Plans for IT Solutions

The VA FY 2012 Budget request for the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) is $3.1 billion. This figure includes funding to support information and technology at $457 million, maintaining the systems at $1.4 billion, to bring new products on line at $198 million, and for staffing and administration at $915 million. The VA IT infrastructure serves nearly 290,000 employees, 100,000 trainees, and over 23.4 million veterans and families. The VA IT budget for OI&T’s development activities will be carried out within a framework provided by 16 Major Transformational Initiatives. The 16 Transformational Initiatives included in the FY 2012 OI&T budget request are:

  • Eliminate veteran homelessness
  • Veterans benefits management system
  • Automate GI Bill benefits
  • Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record
  • Improve veterans mental health
  • Build veterans relationship management to enable convenient, seamless interactions
  • New models of health care
  • Enhance the veteran’s access to healthcare
  • Ensure preparedness to meet emergent national needs
  • Enable systems to drive performance and outcomes
  • Establish strong VA management infrastructure and integrated operating model
  • Transform human capital management via HCIP
  • Perform R&D to enhance long term health and well being
  • Optimize the utilization of the VA’s Capital Portfolio
  • Improve healthcare efficiency and create organizational value
  • Transform healthcare delivery through health informatics

For more details on the FY 2012 budget request pertaining to medical programs and IT, go to www.va.gov/budget/products.asp then click on Volume II Medical Programs and Information Technology.

ACET, Inc. is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) system engineering and information technology (IT) firm, headquartered in Southern Maryland. Incorporated in 1999, the company supports mission critical IT business needs for large and complex clients within the Federal sector, including the intelligence community (IC), Department of Defense (DOD), and Veterans Affairs, as well as select commercial clients. The company’s core services include System Engineering and Business Solutions, Enterprise Technical Solutions, Software Solutions, Emerging Technology, and Intelligence Collections and Analysis. ACET, Inc.’s technical, programmatic, and analytical professionals are experts in commercial technology, customized solutions, and proprietary government systems.


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