New DARMIS system to enhance DoD, GSA and NASA acqusitions’ tracking and reporting functions
CHANTILLY, Va., AUG. 1 , 2007 — Citizant, one of the capital area’s fastest-growing providers of business and technical solutions to civilian and military government organizations, was awarded the Defense Acquisition Regulation Management Information System (DARMIS) Modernization contract by the U.S. Air Force District of Washington Acquisition Division. The nearly $1 million project launched June 1 and is scheduled for completion by May 31, 2008.
The project will result in the development of a new system that will be deployed by Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) and its business partners, the General Services Administration and NASA, to support the needs of case managers to more effectively manage and track regulation writing activities.
“This new system allows DARS to become fully responsive in supporting the services and agencies,” said Col. Casey D. Blake, U.S. Air Force, director of the Defense Acquisition Regulations System Directorate within the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics. “Generating meaningful information the first time and sharing it across numerous management platforms will make our operation significantly more efficient and economical. Citizant intuitively offers the right management team to correct our current deficiencies, as they understand more than anyone else how the organization is wired to support the DoD. More important, Citizant understands the demand drivers and preferences of the DARS senior procurement analysts who are charged with delivering the daily analysis we depend on to make informed decisions.”
The new system will replace the existing DARMIS and the DARS Access Database system, which was developed by Citizant to temporarily augment the original DARMIS system and allow for future enhancements.
“IT systems, like the organizations they support, should be built to evolve,” said Alba M. Alemán, Citizant co-founder and president. “From our previous work supporting DARS, we gained a unique, in-depth understanding of its operational, case management and reporting needs. This understanding helped us to develop ideas on how we could quickly and effectively build a new system for the organization that would be able to solve its current needs while also having the flexibility to grow and evolve with DARS over time.”
With now more than 120 associates, Citizant is expanding its team at a brisk pace to support the DARMIS contract and other new assignments. Citizant has already added 20 new associates this year and anticipates hiring 30 more by the end of 2007. As part of its strategic growth plan, the company is also planning to acquire this year from within the government services industry at least one company that will complement its current offering of business and technical solutions.
Citizant supports both defense and civilian government agencies, including the Defense Information Systems Agency, the U.S. Navy, the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation and many other agencies.