July 14, 2014

Buchanan & Edwards (BE) Wins Major Contracts to Support U.S. Department of State (DOS) Vanguard Enterprise IT Strategy

Buchanan & Edwards is proud to support the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) on two major IT programs, Vanguard 2.3.1 and Vanguard 2.3.2. Through these programs, BE provides enterprise program integration and collaboration content services to help IRM deliver transparent, interconnected diplomacy, information systems and to advance U.S. foreign policy through innovation and new technologies.

The Vanguard 2.3.1 Application Development, Operations, and Maintenance and Vanguard 2.3.2 Messaging and Collaboration contracts are part of a Department-wide strategic “Vanguard” initiative to consolidate IRM’s IT contracts and improve the overall quality of support provided to IRM, DOS, and its customers around the globe.

Over the last 10 months, BE has partnered with IRM to identify process and technology innovations to help standardize operations and reduce the risk of security violations, as well as establish key performance metrics to improve accountability and transparency across the Department. In addition, our efforts support the CIO’s mission and strategic plan to continue the vision of positioning secure information technology as a critical enabler of U.S. diplomacy and the protection of national and economic security interests.

Buchanan & Edwards has been providing IT support and program management services to the U.S. Department of State for 16 years. “We are proud that the Department has entrusted BE to support their enterprise IT programs,” said Brian Karlisch, BE’s CEO. “IRM plays a critical role in communicating critical, foreign policy information to DOS employees and end users around the world, and we are excited at the opportunity to assist the organization in successfully carrying out this mission.”

About Buchanan & Edwards

Since 1998 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) has served as a trusted advisor to governments, helping them solve existing problems, create new possibilities and serve citizens more effectively through technology. We understand the unique demands and complex requirements of government. Our vision guides the development and delivery of innovative and customized solutions that serve for the public good. The result is that government organizations and agencies can focus on fulfilling their missions, managing and sharing information, and responding to organizational demands.

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