The contract has a base period of one-year with four, one-year option periods. The program is managed out of the DoD’s Force Health Protection & Readiness Program Office in Falls Church, Virginia in support of the Defense Medical Standardization Board and Joint Staff Surgeon J4, said Vangent.
According to Vangent, the CUD is a net-centric, medical material logistics and clinical patient encounter standardization tool, serving as the core of clinical and medical logistics planning.
Under the contract, Vangent team personnel is expected to directly support the CUD system in all facets of capability and operations. In addition to Akimeka, Vangent has partnered with The Geneva Foundation, a non-profit organization to promote and support the advancement of military medicine. The contract was awarded under Defense Medical Information System/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services (D/SIDDOMS) 3 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ).
Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent, said: Tracking clinical information and managing logistical support is difficult within a single enterprise, let alone across the globe. The CUD answers a critically unmet need by providing the DoD with a comprehensive view of military medical activities worldwide, enhancing the quality of care provided to our service members in the field and at home.