Brace Seaport-E Team
The Brace Seaport-E team consists of a diverse group of large and small businesses with domestic and international operations to deliver and sustain innovative solutions for the Seaport-E community. While its members bring a depth of myriad capabilities and experience,brief summaries and highlighted past performance below,relate specifically to our concentration in certain functional areas of support.
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Accenture Federal Services (AFS)
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high - performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30B for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Accenture provides premier enteprise business business transformation services, including systems integration. Its span includes helping customers optimize business operations through analytics, data management, IT compliance audit, organizational changement management, supply chain management, and/or other business operations services.
Past Performance: Accenture has supported the Department of Navy’s Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) efforts by providing audit readiness services that encompass system analysis, change management, data management and analytics, and business process optimization consulting services. Efforts are enabling the Navy to establish sustainable business processes that comply with FIAR requirements and help the Navy optimize business processes of financial operations. AFS has qualifications that span all 22-Seaport-e functional areas (except for 3.9, 3.13, 3.15 and 3.17). For details of AFS Seaport-e activities, please access the following link:
Canterbury Resources, Inc. (Canterbury)
is Virginia-based, woman-owned small business providing financial management, technical advisory and consulting services. Canterbury also assists clients in validating business and financial practices, processes, controls and internal systems to ensure they effectively meet or exceed statutory and regulatory requirements. Core competencies are in the areas of financial management; audit readiness, remediation and liaison support; process and operations; risk and compliance management; and program management. Canterbury has the ability to leverage internally developed technology (knowledge sharing/authoring tools/virtual collaboration) to perform tasks with greater quality and demonstrate an overall increased efficiency in delivery while reducing overall cost for its clients.
Past Performance: Its principal and founder has extensive Navy Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) experience and is leading the firm’s design of implementing a pilot, single source financial improvement and audit remediation/sustainment content management database along with supporting eLearning material. Canterbury has qualifications that span the following Seaport-e functional areas: 3.1-3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 3.11, 3.14, 3.18 and 3.20-3.21. For details of Canterbury Seaport-e activities, please access the following link:
International Business Machines Corporation, dba IBM.
IBM is a “Gartner” top quadrant and information technology (IT) services’ company with extensive experience and capabilities directly and highly relevant to Department of Defense (DoD) IT, Financial Management (FM), Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions among others. IBM GBS provides the Navy with: (1) unmatched ability to support the Navy program offices in integrating solutions with the Navy N-ERP, (2) Navy supply and maintenance business process subject matter expertise, (3) more than 12-years of Navy ERP SAP solution design, development, and deployment experience, (4) an extensive understanding of the challenges facing the Navy FM, ERP and BPR program, and (5) the necessary resources and infrastructure to achieve performance, schedule, and cost goals.
Past Performance: IBM GBS has successfully performed either as a prime or subcontractor in each of the Seaport-E functional areas of support. For details of IBM’s extensive Seaport-e experience, please access the following link:
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE)
provides full-service, multi-disciplined engineering services to clients throughout the United States. LCE has over 650 employees co-located nearby the Washington Navy Yard and with branch offices throughout the U.S. LCE conducts Enterprise-wide Lean implementations through its Maintenance Excellence Program and Life Cycle Services Division for such large government and commercial organizations as NAVSEA, Alcoa and Northrop Grumman Newport News. LCE is an industry leader in helping organizations achieve the benefits of Lean Maintenance with solutions in: Reliability Consulting & Services, Asset Management Services, Net-Centric Solutions, Engineering and Technical Services, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Services, Program Support Services, Education and in Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) since 2005.
Past Performance: LCE has successfully performed either as a prime or subcontractor in virtually each of the 22-Seaport-E functional areas of support. For details, please access the following link: