Military Health System pays $11M for Vangent IT support services
The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Vangent, a provider of information management and business process outsourcing solutions, an $11 million one-year contract to provide IT support services for the Common User Database (CUD) in support of the Military Health System (MHS). The contract has four, one-year option periods.

Vangent said that 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. When fully operational, the CUD will provide a standard, validated set of referential medical data that can be used across the Force Health Protection Continuum by all services for planning and simulations.

The program is managed out of the DoD’s Force Health Protection & Readiness Program Office in Falls Church, Va., in support of the Defense Medical Standardization Board and Joint Staff Surgeon J4. The contract was awarded under Defense Medical Information System/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services 3 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity.

“The Common User Database answers a critically unmet need by providing the Department of Defense 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,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent.