U.S. Navy awards $281M contract to Northrop Grumman

FRAMINGHAM (09/29/2003) - The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a nine-year, US$281 million contract to develop the Navy's Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System for Personnel and Pay Program (DIMHRS).

The system will be developed for all branches of the military by the Northrop Grumman's IT division in Herndon, Va. Most of the work will be done in New Orleans, according to a statement from the company.

The DIMHRS will support more than 3 million military personnel deployed around the world and is one of the largest, most complex enterprise resource planning initiatives ever launched, the company said.

Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman will be the prime contractor and systems integrator and will have responsibility for implementing the new system, which will collect data on every aspect of a military service member's career.

The DIMHRS will keep and maintain that data in a single, comprehensive record available to that individual, providing each person with remote, self-service access to his pay and personnel information

Northrop Grumman IT team members primarily include Accenture Ltd. in Reston, Va.; CACI International Inc. in Arlington, Va.; and a large group of small businesses, mostly based in New Orleans. The University of New Orleans is also a key partner, the company said.

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