Vangent gets Military Health System work

Vangent Inc. will provide information technology support to the Defense Department’s health system under a five-year award worth $11 million.

The prime contract calls for Vangent to support all facets of capability and operations of the Military Health System’s Common User Database.

When fully operational, the database will provide a standard, validated set of medical data that all service branches can use for planning and simulations, company officials said. CUD is the core of MHS’ clinical and medical logistics planning.

CUD information will facilitate the deployment of medical resources worldwide and support applications such as the Joint Medical Analysis Tool Version 2.0, developed by Vangent partner Akimeka LLC.

Under the contract, Vangent will directly support the CUD system. In addition to Akimeka, Vangent is partnering with the Geneva Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the advancement of military medicine.

“Tracking clinical information and managing logistical support is difficult within a single enterprise, let alone across the globe,” said Mac Curtis, Vangent’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement released today. CUD gives DOD a comprehensive view of military medical activities worldwide, improving health care to service members in the field and at home, he added.

DOD’s Force Health Protection and Readiness Program office in Falls Church, Va., manages the program, which supports the Defense Medical Standardization Board and Joint Staff Surgeon.

The contract was awarded under the Defense Medical Information System/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services 3 program.

Vangent, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 57 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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