NGA Outsourcing HR for $69M

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded a multiple-year, $69 million human capital management (HCM) contract to Accenture National Security Services LLC. The HCM contract (HCMC, Contract #: HM1576-06-C-0012) covers a five-year period; a base year and four-one year options. It: “…supports NGA’s human development directorate by providing a holistic approach to providing human capital services, encapsulating the end-to-end processes involved with managing people resources in the organization, from strategic work force planning support services to the transactional human capital functions such as recruitment and retirement processing.” Well, they certainly sound like HR professionals. In terms of broader trends associated with HR, outsourcing, and the NGA generally… This contract follows on the heels of a $176 million e-learning system contract to Lockheed, and means that NGA’s HR function is now substantially outsourced. This is a gathering trend in modern organizations. The HCM efforts will primarily be performed in the greater Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO areas. NGA Headquarters in Bethesda, MD issued the contract. Meanwhile, National Defense magazine has a timely article about the NGIA, some of the problems tactical commanders have had with its output in Iraq, and what’s being done about that. Their current big inspiration? Google […]

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