Accenture Helps U.S. Air Force Launch First Phase of DEAMS Financial Management System at Scott Air Force Base.BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The U.S. Air Force and Accenture have successfully launched the first phase of Spiral 1 of the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS DEAMS Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System
DEAMS Desktop Electronic Automated Message System ) at Scott Air Force Base Scott Air Force Base (IATA: BLV, ICAO: KBLV, FAA LID: BLV) is a base of the United States Air Force in St. Clair County, Illinois near Belleville which are in the St. Louis metropolitan area. . The second phase, which will complete the Spiral 1 implementation, is expected to be implemented by the end of 2007.
Spiral 1 of DEAMS replaces the commitment accounting functions currently provided by the Automated Business Services System. Future releases will improve cost accounting, purchase requests, accounts payable and disbursement DISBURSEMENT. Literally, to take money out of a purse. Figuratively, to pay out money; to expend money; and sometimes it signifies to advance money.
2. , financial obligations, collections and customer billing.
DEAMS represents the first step in replacing several antiquated financial systems and is designed to help the U.S. Air Force manage its operations more efficiently while reducing costs.
Keith Bentley, director of U.S. Transportation Command Program Analysis and Financial Management, sees the system's successful launch as a key achievement. "We are excited to reach this important milestone and look forward to completing Spiral 1 by the end of the year," Bentley said.
DEAMS Spiral 1 is being implemented with support from Accenture and is based on Oracle e-business commercial software. The DEAMS program development was led by the 554th Electronic Systems Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 8,023 acres (3,247 hectares), W Ohio, NE of Dayton; est. 1917. One of the largest airport installations in the world, it is the air force's main research and development base, and the headquarters of the , Ohio. Scott Air Force Base was chosen for the implementation because of its role as headquarters of the Air Mobility Command, the U.S. Transportation Command and the Air Force Communications Agency The Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) is a United States Air Force field operating agency of the Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer. The agency was established on June 13 1996 and is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. .
"The successful implementation of DEAMS should help address many of the limitations associated with Air Force's legacy financial systems and enable more accurate and timely access to critical information," said Eric Stange, managing director of Accenture's Defense practice. "Ultimately this should allow for better financial management capabilities across the Air Force enterprise."
Department of Defense financial experts are pleased with progress to date and see the on-time, on-budget Spiral 1 delivery as a positive indicator for future phases of the implementation. Other USTRANSCOM USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command components, including Military Sealift Command A major command of the US Navy, and the US Transportation Command's component command responsible for designated common-user sealift transportation services to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy US forces on a global basis. Also called MSC. See also transportation component command. and Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, are scheduled to be included in a subsequent spiral of Increment To add a number to another number. Incrementing a counter means adding 1 to its current value. 1.
DEAMS brings the lessons of private-sector business transformation to improving Department of Defense financial operations. The five-year, $79 million contract to design, build and operate the system was awarded in February 2006. DEAMS was created to support the warfighter with timely, accurate, and reliable financial information enabling efficient and effective decision making by Department of Defense managers in the execution of their duties as responsible stewards of the public trust.
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