Coast Guard Chooses SAS for Modernization Effort

Software to provide automated "one-stop-shop" performance management solution

Cary, NC — July 23, 2004 — Business intelligence solution provider SAS today announced that it has been awarded a Coast Guard contract to create a performance management system that will support the Coast Guard's most extensive modernization effort ever, the Integrated Deepwater System Program (IDS).

The Coast Guard is the lead agency for maritime homeland security within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. IDS is a multi-year, multi-billion-dollar program to modernize and replace the Coast Guard's aging ships and aircraft, and improve command and control and logistics systems. It is the largest recapitalization effort in the history of the Coast Guard.

The Deepwater contract was awarded to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman in June 2002. ICGS is currently executing the Deepwater contract in partnership with the Coast Guard.

Using SAS Strategic Performance Management software, the IDS Program will implement a Web-based performance management evaluation system that will gather, analyze, report and share program performance information across multiple channels. The performance management system will be used by personnel at all levels of the Deepwater Program to assist in performance-based budget support, balanced scorecard measures, and award term and award-fee measures. It will also show program managers quad charts, cause-and-effect relationships and provide acquisition executives with monthly reports.

The SAS solution will deploy an integrated, Web-enabled survey with a Web-enabled graphical interface accessible from inside and outside the Coast Guard's firewall, giving real-time access to data. It will also include a data warehouse that will provide a single source of control for all the varied and disparate data sources feeding the performance measures and balanced scorecard.

Rear Adm. Patrick Stillman, the program executive officer for the Integrated Deepwater System Program, noted, "We are pleased to partner with SAS as we implement the Deepwater Program. It is critical to our stakeholders that we measure our performance and delivery of services in terms of accountability to the American public as it relates to this endeavor."

The Deepwater performance management system is expected to be complete within six months.

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