TCG Teams With Keane to Provide Full-range of IT Services for COPS Management System
BOSTON, September 19, 2006: Keane, Inc. (NYSE: KEA), a leading business process and information technology (IT) services firm, today announced it has been awarded a task order to provide IT support services for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Management System (CMS). The task order was awarded through Keane’s existing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract.
Under the five-year (one year base period plus four, one-year option periods), $14 million order , Keane, will provide the full-range of IT services — from IT program management and application maintenance to help desk support and network operations — for CMS, which manages the agency’s grant-making process and other mission critical business services. Since 1995, COPS has invested $11.9 billion to advance community policing, providing nearly 36,000 state and local grants. These grants have enabled the hiring of more than 118,000 police officers and provided numerous technical assistance resources.
“Law enforcement has found community policing to be a critical component in responding to crime, gang activity, and homeland security,” said Carl R. Peed, Director of COPS.
“CMS will allow Department of Justice users to more effectively manage the lifecycle of the grants process: from issuance, to search to approvals in a data protected environment” said Glenn Giles, Vice President and General Manager of Keane’s Public Sector practice. “Keane is pleased to expand our relationship with the Department of Justice, and look forward to a close working relationship with the COPS Office. We are proud to apply our experience and expertise in project management and application maintenance to support such an important and effective law-enforcement program.”
The CMS work will be performed by Keane’s Public Sector practice, which brings over twenty-five years of government experience and in-depth knowledge of public sector environments including over 20 years of experience with Federal, State & Local Law enforcement agencies. Partnering with Keane on this effort is Turner Consulting Group and Apptis, Inc.
About Department of Justice COPS Office
The Community Oriented Policing Services Office was created as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. As a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, the mission of the COPS Office is to advance community policing as an effective strategy in communities’ efforts to improve public safety. COPS provides grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. COPS-funded training helps advance community policing at all levels of law enforcement — from line officers to law enforcement executives — as well as others in the criminal justice field.