SOURCE: eMentum

October 14, 2008 10:59 ET

eMentum Wins $23M Prime Contract to Provide Identity Management Support Services to the U.S. Department of Justice

Multi-Year Contract Expands Consultancy's Partnership With Justice Department, Facilitates Deployment of Department-Wide Identity Management Solutions

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - eMentum, a woman-owned management and information technology consultancy to federal agencies, today announced it has been awarded a $22.7 million contract by the Department of Justice (DOJ) through a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under the General Services Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) program. Under the terms of the contract, eMentum will provide ongoing strategic and technical program oversight as well as security engineering support for the agency's Identity Management Services (IDMS) initiatives.

eMentum has provided expertise on the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)/Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) initiative for the DOJ since 2002. This contract expands the company's strategic identity management support for the agency and includes services for program management, enterprise architecture, business process management, and software development and operations support, among others.

"This award underlines eMentum's ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of strategic identity management counsel and support for the DOJ's business improvement and IT initiatives," said Carolyn Merek, CEO of eMentum. "We look forward to leveraging our deep understanding of the DOJ's IDMS initiatives to deploy end-to-end, department-wide identity management solutions needed to deliver on the department's law enforcement and public safety mission objectives."

Beyond compliance with the HSPD-12 mandate, the DOJ, a sprawling federal department composed of 40 bureaus, offices, and boards including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is implementing cutting edge identity management programs to provide selective access to its critical systems. The department's IDMS initiatives seek to ensure that its systems are both secure and accessible to thousands of users spread across multiple organizations, including contractors.

With core competencies in strategic management, operational, and technological improvement, in addition to a five-year history of working with the DOJ, eMentum is uniquely qualified to support the agency's deployment of enterprise identity management services. eMentum's past work with the agency includes support of programs such as the Litigation Case Management System (LCMS), the Justice Security Tracking and Adjudication Records Systems (JSTARS), Consolidated Debt Collection and the Automated Electronic Guard Information System (AEGIS).

The contract has a one (1) year base period of performance from September 15, 2008 through September 14, 2010, and two additional one year option periods.

About eMentum

eMentum is a woman-owned management and information technology consultancy to federal agencies made up of experts with wide ranging capabilities in identity management, security, IT architecture, enterprise solutions and program management. eMentum's experts serve as trusted advisers to help customers overcome near- and long-term IT challenges, such as enabling collaboration between and within agencies, compliance, independent verification and validation (IV&V), program oversight, risk management, software development and systems integration. For more information, please visit: www.eMentum.com

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