Serco to support US Navy personnel management efforts

26 October 2015 (Last Updated October 26th, 2015 18:30)

Serco has received a contract to support the US Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to better align their personnel resources.

Serco has received a contract to support the US Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to better align their personnel resources.

Valued at $15.4 m, this five-year contract has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods.

Serco chairman and CEO Dan Allen said: "Serco takes great pride in delivering essential defence personnel readiness support services to the US military.

"We are honoured to do our part in helping ensure our US Navy has the sailors in place and available to serve and protect our country."

"We are honoured to do our part in helping ensure our US Navy has the sailors in place and available to serve and protect our country."

Under this contract, Serco will build and upgrade process support tools for the navy, helping the force to enhance their state of personnel readiness.

It will also develop processes, procedures and forecasting metrics, and perform data analysis in a bid to support the navy in anticipating possible personnel staffing challenges.

This will also help the US Navy to better align their resources to support the Street to Fleet initiative.

The initiative is aimed at enhancing the process of the navy's enlisted supply chain by using best practices to get the right sailor to the right billet at the right time with the right skills, the company stated.

In August, Serco secured a new task order worth $13m from the US Navy to support the Space and Naval Systems Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

The nine-month contract will see Serco using command, control, and communication, as well as computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) expertise to deliver installation, testing, and certification services.