Arlington VA October 7, 2014 - Accenture Federal Services will develop a new maintenance system featuring mobile devices to help increase efficiencies and generate cost savings for the U.S. Department of the Navy’s shipyard maintenance operations. The contract has a one-year base period with two, one-year options, and a $16.3 million ceiling.
“Navy eTWD is a critical initiative for the Department of the Navy’s Ship Depot Maintenance Program”
The electronic Technical Work Documents (eTWD) system reengineers maintenance processes and will replace paper-based work instructions, reference materials, technical drawings and work control forms with an electronic work package. The system will support the maintenance lifecycle – planning and scheduling of maintenance activities, authoring technical maintenance documents and procedures and managing maintenance activities.
Mobile devices and automation are key to the eTWD solution. Maintenance workers and supervisors will use a tablet device that contains the most up-to-date information and instructions needed to perform and document maintenance activities. The tablet enables real-time collaboration between maintenance workers and supervisors and is essential to the non-stop execution of maintenance work onboard ships, avoiding inefficiencies.
The eTWD system will reengineer and standardize ship work processes across all four of the Navy’s public shipyards: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
“Navy eTWD is a critical initiative for the Department of the Navy’s Ship Depot Maintenance Program,” said Vince Vlasho, who leads Accenture’s work with the Navy. “It will dramatically improve the way maintenance is performed in the shipyards, and in turn, improve fleet readiness, making critical budget dollars available for other force structure and readiness initiatives. We are proud to have been selected by the Naval Sea Systems Command to work together and deliver this important capability.”
Accenture also supports the Navy with comprehensive audit readiness services for the Navy’s Office of Financial Operations as well as systems integration and engineering services for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.
Accenture Federal Services is a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, Va., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP. Accenture’s federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations with clients at defense, intelligence, public safety and civilian agencies.