CACI International Inc. - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on CACI International Inc.

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CACI International Inc. is an international information systems and high technology products and services corporation. The company is a world leader in computer-based information technology systems, custom software, integration and operations, imaging and document management, simulation and proprietary database and software products. The company provides worldwide services in support of United States national defense and civilian agencies, state governments and commercial enterprises.

History of CACI International Inc.

CACI International Inc. is a world leader in computer-based information, technology systems, custom software, integration and operations, imaging and document management, simulation, and proprietary database and software products and is ranked among the top 25 information technology (IT) providers in the federal marketplace. A prime contractor and product provider, the company was founded in 1962 as CACI Worldwide Inc. In 1968, the company went public. In October 1985, the company was reorganized as a Delaware corporation and renamed CACI Inc. in June 1986. The present name was adopted in December of the same year.

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area, the company derives over half of its annual revenues from information technology in the defense industry. Other federal markets make up approximately 25 percent of corporate revenues, and commercial clients fill up the balance. CACI provides its entire range of information systems, technical services, and proprietary products to defense and civilian agencies of the U.S. Government. The company is also a technological leader in the supply of automated information systems for state government management of vehicle registration, licensing and wheeled-vehicle revenue support, local government management of false emergency alarm billing systems, and housing registration systems. Other representative systems applications include airport and airspace traffic planning, ammunition management information systems, automated document and records management systems, automated procurement, business process reengineering, business support systems, computer-aided logistics and data information systems, electronic commerce, executive decision support systems, imaging services, information management systems, legal systems and litigation support services, manufacturing requirements planning systems, marketing and customer database management systems, product data management, retail market modeling, simulation languages and derivative products, site location planning and analysis systems, software development and reuse, systems reengineering, systems integration, weapons systems and equipment configuration management systems, and Year 2000 date reconfiguration systems.

In this wide variety of applications, CACI products are installed in over 10,000 locations throughout the world. Some of its products include ACORN, a demographic information service that analyzes consumers according to the type of residential area in which they live and is used to identify prime prospects for all types of consumer goods and services; COMNET, a network simulation software product for communications engineers to study wide area networks (WANs) of satellites, land lines, switching systems and protocols; InSite, a marketing and demographics information system providing PC-based geographic information systems combining software, data, and mapping capabilities to enable planners to determine the location of retail outlets, branch networks, sales territories, potential customers, and competitors; MIRACLE, a financial accounting system; MODSIM, a simulation programming language for computer programming and graphics environments that provides an object-oriented approach to structuring software, providing an intuitive development framework for programmers and which allows code to be reused; NETWORK, a computer architecture simulation software program for engineers to study alternative combinations of computers and data storage devices; REenterprise, a technology management solution which combines proprietary methodologies and computer software to analyze and reconfigure an organization's business process; SIMFACTORY, a general factory simulator for factory planners to study alternative plant and equipment configurations; SIMOBJECT, a software framework for the reduction of time and cost in building simulation models; SIMPROCESS, an object-oriented analytical simulation software prototyping tool for business process reengineering enabling managers to model a current business process and then explore alternative approaches before implementation; and SIMSCRIPT, a simulation programming language designed specifically for analysts to build computer-based representations of complex activities such as airways and airport traffic, maintenance procedures for fleets of ships, warfare studies of military equipment and tactics, and communications networks, among many others.

In the 15 years from 1982 to 1997, the information technology (IT) industry has grown from a $9 billion market to a $26 billion market. While IT spending in the defense market remains relatively stable, the commercial IT market has grown from $5 billion to just over $15 billion. The company relies on a wide range of partners, vendors, and suppliers, which it considers teammates. Some of the strategic alliances the company has made include companies such as AT&T Global Information Solutions, IBM, Litton, Lockheed Martin, Lotus Development Corporation, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Unisys. Incorporating a full range of commercial off-the-shelf computer hardware and software products as part of its "customer solution," CACI is able to design custom and proprietary IT systems for its clients. Since its inception, the company has continued to expand its portfolio of proprietary software and database products, offering marketing systems software and database products to clients who need systems and analysis for retail sales of consumer products, direct mail campaigns, and franchise or branch site location projects.

The company breaks its marketplace into seven groups: simulation, process reengineering, systems reengineering, product data management, electronic commerce, software reuse, and imaging and document management.

In the 1960s, the company began developing war games on computers. In the 1990s, simulations have become a powerful tool enabling people to visualize how new systems or processes will work prior to investing large amounts of capital and energy into them. One of the company's simulation clients has been the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The company provided modeling and simulation support for the Joint Warfare System (JWARS) development. This project simulates military campaigns to develop strategies for the most effective use of military forces and battlefield data. The company also defined and implemented the JWARS system architecture, provided software engineering expertise, and facilitated simulation and analytic interfaces between the services and the OSD.

In process reengineering, the company analyzes current and proposed processes and systems, focusing on examining and implementing technology and system simulation for prediction and risk reduction. One of the company's clients in process reengineering has been the Arizona State Department of Liquor Licensing and Control. The company looked at all of the processes the department was using, determined the best reengineering solution and implemented it, accurately predicting a 33 percent cost reduction in some processes, 66 percent in others. The company also supported the cost justification for implementation, predicted required staffing levels and increases in investigation work and supported system sizing and technical architecture. The company also worked with the U.S. Navy to design a computer system to support concurrent, distributed document development such as text, graphics, email, and images in a secure environment. The system developed required geographical distribution over local area computer networks (LANs) and WANs and logical distribution among storage devices. CACI engineers simulated the design in order to test it prior to development and implementation, identified bottlenecks and determined the number of communication lines needed at the sites.

Systems reengineering involves modernizing a system by adding some new capabilities while retaining the best parts of the existing system. The company helps clients avoid costly new systems development and protects its current investments in technology. One of the company's clients in the area of systems reengineering has been Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon. For Blue Cross, the company converted and migrated the claims information system to a distributed client/server computer platform with some enhancements. CACI produced the software reengineering plan with tool and interface selections. During the conversion, the company developed an object-oriented reuse library which facilitates any future enhancements to be made, created a cost-effective solution to Year 2000 conversion, conducted comprehensive training for Blue Cross employees and won the Innovator of the Year Award for methodology for this project.

Software reuse avoids reinventing the wheel when a government agency installs new technology. In the 30-plus years CACI has been in business, the company's software reuse programs have helped the government reuse as much software as possible, saving millions of dollars. One of the company's customers in this field has been the U.S. Army's Sustaining Base Information Services. The company developed a reusable software module for budgeting, training, safety, and security across all U.S. Army posts. The module included data warehousing or migrating data from hundreds of existing databases, regardless of the source application or data characteristics, a breakthrough in reusable software that speeds migration and reduces software life-cycle costs and the technology remains transferable to other projects.

The company specializes in processing huge numbers of documents so they can be indexed, sorted, searched, and retrieved. CACI is integrating the legal process with technology tools its commercial and government clients need to manage their information requirements. One of CACI's clients in this field has been the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The system focused on the DoJ litigation support and records management and CACI won an award for the integrated document management system it created for the Army's Gulf War Declassification Project. The project involved document receipt and logging, which included barcoding, document scanning and conversion to machine-readable format; document image processing; format conversion; classified and declassified electronic file-room storage; workload prioritization/keyword searching, which identified health-related documents; document declassification support; and preparation and release of documents for distribution via the Internet. Now, any military person who served in the Gulf War and has health-related concerns, or anyone curious with a computer and a modem, can gain access to the government's entire file of health-related Gulf War documents by accessing the Internet.

CACI has been supplying electronic commerce technologies to its government clients for over 10 years. As the 20th century comes to a close, the company moves towards the next step of taking its clients to electronic commerce via the Internet. One of the company's clients in this area has been the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. CACI developed an electronic pharmaceutical catalog purchasing system with an Internet interface. In a strategic alliance with Ingram Micro, the company is also creating an electronic catalog of computer products for all government buyers and sellers.

The company also develops complex product data management (PDM) systems for clients operating in geographically dispersed, global development environments. Internationally recognized commercial enterprises apply the company's PDM capabilities for both client and internal use. Unisys Corporation uses C-GATE, a configuration management repository support for the U.S. Navy's Trident submarine navigational program, and utilized a streamlined client/server architecture to help migrate the Navy systems to open environments. Teledyne uses the same program, C-GATE, internally to help move mainframe-based processes to a paperless environment which easily tracks blueprints and other engineering documents online, enhancing access to such documents.

CACI maintains that the "millenium mess" will occur when the year 2000 arrives and computers click over to the wrong date. The company has a comprehensive solution to the problem in what it calls "Year 2000" software packages.

The diverse areas in which the company works in the information technology market have helped it grow. Revenues continually climbed from $145 million in 1993 to $245 million in 1996, with net income growth rising from $3 million in 1993 to $9.9 million in 1996. In 1997, the company's acquisition strategy included looking for strategic fits in government and commercial sectors and through new and existing products and services, with a growth target of 15 percent through internal expansion as well as acquisitions.

The company has grown slowly but steadily. Through a merger in June 1986, the company became the parent company of CACI Inc. and CACI N.V., a Netherlands corporation. In July 1992, the company acquired all outstanding shares in American Legal Systems Corporation for approximately $2 million. In December 1993, CACI purchased certain contracts and assets from the Government Services business of SofTech Inc. for $4.2 million.

September 1995 saw the company purchasing all the outstanding stock of Automated Sciences Group Inc., a company which provides information technology, engineering, and scientific environmental services to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy, for $4.9 million in cash.

In January 1996, the company's subsidiary CACI Inc. purchased all of the outstanding stock of IMS Technologies Inc., a company which provides a wide range of computer systems development and systems integration for a variety of applications, including the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Education, as well as the Internal Revenue Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency, for $6.5 million. In October of that same year, the company acquired the business and certain net assets of Sunset Resources Inc., a company which provides engineering and information technology services to the U.S. Air Force and specializes in electronic data interchange, for $5.3 million in cash. The two acquisitions garnered the company part of the additional $10.3 million in Department of Defense contracts. January 1997 saw the company acquire Sales Performance Analysis Limited, a software development company, for $2.6 million.

As companies realize the year 2000 approaches with all its potential computer software problems, they are turning to firms like CACI. In addition, the information technology industry continues to grow with new software and hardware products. With a 1997 backlog of approximately $1 billion, CACI is positioned to continue to grow as an industry leader.

Principal Subsidiaries: American Legal Services Corp.; Automated Sciences Group Inc.; CACI Field Services Inc.; CACI Inc.; CACI Inc.--Commercial; CACI Inc.--Federal; CACI Limited (U.K.); CACI N.V. (Netherlands); CACI Products Company; IMS Technologies Inc.; Sales Performance Analysis Limited; Sunset Resources Inc.

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