Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Process Oriented Contract Administrative Services Program Management
The Process Oriented Contract Administrative Services (PROCAS) program fosters ways to improve the working relationships between contractors and the government. Managed by DCMC, this program was mandated in 1994. In 1997, RMSC implemented the PROCAS Program Management as a way to maximize the opportunities within the PROCAS program.
The company appointed an internal representative to interact with DCMC’s PROCAS manager. In addition, a joint PROCAS Action Team was established to organize and provide oversight of PROCAS activities within Raytheon Missile Systems Company (RMSC). This team is responsible for discussing problems, developing strategies, and tasking teams to work on areas identified as problems or high risk. The PROCAS Action Team reports to a senior- level management team consisting of executives from RMSC, DCMC, and the Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA). RMSC also developed a PROCAS team worksheet to aid the tasking teams in fulfilling their assignments. This worksheet enables tasking teams to identify goals and plans of action, as well as provides them with a means of tracking progress and lessons learned. As a result, the amount of time that a team spends on a task has been reduced from two years to less than six months.
Since implementing the PROCAS Program Management, RMSC has realized significant benefits in its missile programs. This proactive approach refined many processes, increased the efficiency of operations at RMSC, and resulted in substantial cost savings. Communications among RMSC, DCMC, and DCAA also improved under the PROCAS Program Management.
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