Vangent Awarded $23 Million Contract to Support Force Health Protection & Readiness

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Vangent

2008-07-21 10:09:00

Vangent Awarded $23 Million Contract to Support Force Health Protection & Readiness

Vangent Awarded $23 Million Contract to Support Force Health Protection & Readiness

Department of Defense Health Program Contract Underscores Vangent’s Proven Expertise Supporting Mission Critical Health Operations

ARLINGTON, VA–(EMWPresswire – July 21, 2008) – Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of

information management and strategic business process outsourcing

solutions, today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) Force

Health Protection & Readiness Program Office (FHP&R) has awarded the

company a $23 million contract to manage and enhance FHP&R automated

information systems.

Vangent’s four-year contract will support FHP&R systems integration,

operations, and maintenance, and management and administration of Sensitive

but Unclassified (SBU), Secret, and Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented

Information (TS SCI) networks. Vangent will also provide 24×7 help desk

support for deployed DoD Medical Surveillance Systems and information

assurance services including DOD Information Assurance Certification and

Accreditation Process (DIACAP). Vangent will serve as the prime contractor,

with subcontractors Akimeka, LLC, DefenseWeb Technologies, Inc. and

Seidcon, Inc.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for FHP&R serves as the

principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense

(Health Affairs) for all DoD deployment medicine policies, programs, and

activities. FHP&R is responsible for deployment related health policy,

doctrine, theater information systems, system rightsizing, and

international agreements.

“Seamless communication and data access is pivotal to providing highly

responsive, coordinated care to military personnel stationed throughout the

globe,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent, Inc. “As the

largest non-governmental provider of health information services in the

United States, Vangent is well positioned to support FHP&R programs focused

on enhancing the well-being of our troops and their families.”

In addition to the FHP&R contract award, Vangent supports other critical

Military Health System programs including 24/7 infrastructure operations

for the Defense Health Services System (DHSS) and the TRICARE Management

Activity (TMA) E-Commerce System. Vangent is the sole provider of

1-800-MEDICARE which provides critical health information to more than 43

million seniors and manages the 1-800-CDC-INFO system for clinicians and

the public to facilitate rapid dissemination of bioterrorism information,

natural disaster updates, and the latest on emerging diseases.

Vangent is #5 on Washington Technology’s 2008 list of companies in the IT

Services industry sector and is ranked #57 on Washington Technology’s list

of Top 100 Federal Government Prime Contactors. Vangent is ranked #15 on

Federal Times’ list of Top 100 Professional Services Contractors.

About Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration,

human capital management, and business process outsourcing services to the

U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions,

and corporations. Vangent’s 5,000 employees support clients including the

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense,

Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of

Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in

Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the

U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information,

visit www.vangent.com.

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Contacts:
Eileen Rivera
Vangent, Inc.
(703) 284-5674

Alex Wallace
O’Keeffe & Company, Inc.
(617) 960-3549

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