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GAITS Awarded a Worldwide U.S. Air Force IV&V Contract in Support of the ECSS Program
Sep 11, 2007 (10:09 AM EDT)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Analytic IT Services (GAITS), a Virginia-based SI and IT Services Firm, announced today that it has been awarded a United States Air Force (USAF) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) contract to provide oversight of the USAF's Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) Program. ECSS uses Oracles' Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite to replace over 700 existing software systems to support the USAF's worldwide logistics system. The IV&V Contract will be based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - Dayton, Ohio. GAITS has opened new offices in Dayton, Ohio to support this significant IV&V effort.

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The GAITS' Team for the ECSS program has been tasked to identify the best and most feasible methods, staffing and approaches to achieve the program objectives, discerning cost, schedule and performance issues and gaps while identifying quality, cost, schedule and performance risks.

The GAITS' Team will make recommendations for the management of identified risks, and changes necessary to mitigate those risks. The goals of these recommendations include, but not limited to:

-- implementing project management best practices -- providing additional quality checks to be passed on to future phases and/or projects (e.g., lessons learned) -- increasing visibility into the ECSS program -- improving processes for managing risks -- improving processes for managing project lifecycle costs -- identifying subject matter expertise needed at each phase of the program -- identifying appropriate organization structures for the PMO at each phase of the program -- improving communications with all stakeholders -- identifying metrics to help measure and predict successful performance

"The GAITS' Team is committed to aiding the U.S. Air Force in their goals through our proficiency in Program Management and Validation and Verification. We are pleased to be able to offer the United States Air Force the quality assurance and program efficiencies that comes from our ISO 9001:2000 and CMMI procedures and processes," said Thomas Asefi, President.

Contact: Thomas Asefi, President Global Analytic IT Services 703-866-2400

CONTACT: Thomas Asefi, President, Global Analytic IT Services,+1-703-866-2400

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