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DHS to roll out $95 million talent management system

Aug. 13, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON   |   Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is standing up a $95 million cloud-based system for analyzing employees’ skills and automating how it delivers and tracks talent development programs.

DHS selected technology firm Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) to deploy the cloud-based, enterprise talent management system, the company announced Tuesday. The system will serve more than 250,000 employees at DHS headquarters and eight agency components: Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

When complete, DHS “will have a single platform for analyzing employees’ skills and automating the design, delivery and tracking of programs for developing talent,” according to a company news release.

“Developing DHS workers to their fullest requires more than a confederation of conventional training systems; it requires software for analyzing skills and performance, recommending professional development and measuring the effects of learning,” Jason Marceau, chief operations officer for Meridian, said in a news release. Meridian is a subsidiary of prime contractor VIP and will be responsible for delivering the system software and providing technical and customer service support.

VIP is partnering with federal contractor CGI Federal to provide the cloud-based infrastructure needed to support the talent management system. CGI’s solution is one of a few that has met governmentwide security requirements under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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