Salient Federal Solutions announced a contract award win from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the department’s Application System (AS) Division. Under the one-year contract, Salient will provide the necessary support, enhancements, on-going maintenance, design and database tuning for a highly complex and visible system that supports the government’s personnel security clearance background investigation.
“We look forward to providing improved database performance and capacity, planning for future expansion requirements, and implementation of security measures to safeguard all clearance processing related databases,” says Bill Parker, COO of Salient. “We take pride in our longstanding partnership with OPM and providing them with the technology expertise to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their current projects and processes.”
The AS division is responsible for providing full lifecycle application development and database administration support for both mainframe and distributed system environments that support OPM’s Federal Investigative Services (FIS). The FIS performs personnel security clearance background investigations for federal employees and contractors.
OPM is responsible for completing 90 percent of background investigation within 40 days, under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004.