As a subcontractor to CACI International Inc. (Arlington, Va.), MCA Solutions (Philadelphia) will provide functional and technical consulting services to assist with the integration of its Service Planning and Optimization software. This project is part of a Navy initiative to adopt commercial-off-the-shelf software applications, and will support the U.S. Navy’s efforts to reduce costs while maintaining weapon system availability.
“The U.S. military services are under increasing budget pressure, and the implementation of COTS RBS tools is an effective way to improve productivity and reduce supply chain costs,” said Alan Estevez, assistant deputy under Secretary of Defense.
“Through the success of our work at the Naval Logistics Readiness Research Center, MCA has consistently demonstrated the intellectual capital, technical skills and functionality to assist CACI in satisfying the Navy’s RBS requirements,” said Bob Salvucci, MCA’s CEO.
In the initial phase of the project MCA will use its software to build a model of the F/A-18 fleet, perform sensitivity analysis on components supplied by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and then collaborate with DLA to help reduce the Department of Defense’s overall support and sustainment costs.