On the Move: SRA Gets Defense Personal Property System Order
Everybody hates to move. And no one moves more than the US military. With approximately 500,000 household goods shipments every year, the military is the largest moving population in the United States.
To help ease the process, the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has contracted with SRA International to automate the process using information technology under the Defense Personal Property System (DPS).
The web-based DPS enables US military personnel, family members, government managers and moving companies to plan, schedule, contract for, move and receive shipments of household belongings from assignment to assignment.
SRA began work on DPS in 2004…
After 4 years in development, the system went live on Nov 19/08.
DPS is an end-to-end management system that encompasses all aspects of the military move process. It enables moving companies to be paid and families to collect on claims for damages. Every member of the military services can use DPS when they move their families and household belongings from assignment to assignment during their tenure.
The DPS facilitates the $2 billion industry of military mobilization and personal property relocation of more than 500,000 shipments moving each year between 300 duty stations in the states and overseas. The DPS is part of the congressionally mandated initiative to improve the quality of life for military service members and US Department of Defense civilians.
A recent $10.2 million firm-fixed-price and cost-plus award fee task order for SRA to continue DPS development was placed under the $12.2 billion ENCORE II IT Solutions contract.
The base period of the task order is from Nov 1/09 to Sept 30/10; 2 six-month option periods are also included. SRA will perform the work at its facility in Fairfax, VA; USTRANSCOM at Scott Air Force Base, IL; and the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center locations in Ogden, UT and St. Louis, MO. USTRANSCOM’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base manages the contract (HC1028-08-D-2026, 6S01).