On July 21, the Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency, posted a request for information for integrated financial systems. Responses are due no later than August 18.
The requirement for all Federal Agencies to receive an unmodified financial statement audit opinion has placed significant burden on the DIA’s existing acquisition and financial environment. Currently critical planning, budgeting, acquisition, accounting, and other financial functions are broken into multiple disparate and mostly outdated systems and/or manual processes. The critical reliance on these manual processes and subsequent validations of manual processes significantly increases the number of Federal and Contracted FTE’s to overcome known system challenges. This current environment is expensive to maintain/update, and significantly hinders the agency’s ability to achieve an unmodified financial statement audit opinion.
Currently, the DIA utilizes the National Security Agency’s Financial Management System (FMS) as the financial system of record. The FMS provides accounting, asset management, and other financial functionality data to the DIA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) for reporting purposes. It is anticipated that FMS will remain the agency’s financial system of record and any solution presented in response to this RFI will continue to receive financial data from the FMS system. In addition, the DIA uses the CACI “Comprizon Suite” Contract Management System (CMS) to create, route, approve, commit, and obligate funds, and the PeopleSoft mYHR system as the human resource management system. For the scope of this RFI, it can be assumed that PeopleSoft mYHR will remain in place. The functions of planning, budgeting, spend plan development and, portfolio management are all conducted via a myriad of old, internally developed or COTS, stove-piped systems that have achieved end-of-life.
The DIA is requesting information on any system, system-of-systems, or on-going programs which will provide the capability to perform planning and budgeting (down to individual spend plan lines and identifiers), and possibly contracting/acquisition functions, automatically interface this data with the FMS as necessary, and facilitate financial reporting (based on data received by the systems of record, mYHR, and FMS) upon funds commitment, obligation, expense, receipt of goods, and any other transaction of record required to support an unmodified financial statement audit opinion. In addition, it is desired that the proposed system(s) also facilitate a portfolio management functionality allowing the alignment of budget lines, acquisitions and expenses to specific and discrete portfolio capabilities.
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