MMS Launches OCS ConnectNews // June 6, 2003
"OCS Connect will maximize customer involvement by delivering essential information and allowing input via the Internet," said MMS Director Johnnie Burton. "It will streamline delivery by automating major business transactions, resulting in more timely decisions, and will simplify and unify government by minimizing redundant reporting. By using common oil and gas industry standards and proven solutions, we will leverage existing market-based practices."
MMS has engaged a team led by Booz/Allen/Hamilton as the prime contractor for the effort.
The BAH team will assist the Offshore Minerals Management program in reengineering their core business processes while developing an enterprise architecture that is robust and secure and designed to replace the antiquated legacy systems currently in place.
"This is an opportunity to reduce time and cost intensive processes and procedures that are inherent in traditional paper-based organizations," said Tom Readinger, Associate Director, OMM. "This initiative will result in an improved government that is more streamlined, citizen-centered and 'connected' with all of MMS' stakeholders. Thus the program has been named OCS Connect."
More information on OCS Connect can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.