ERT has been awarded the NMFS OSF Automated Fisheries Management Support Systems Contract. On this effort, ERT will ensure continued operational stability of NFPLRS, the national commercial fishing permitting system, while providing improvements and help to ease user access and function, with a goal of making compliance easier for the commercial fishing fleet. ERT will provide project management and business analysis support to ensure systems are delivered on time, within budget, and built using software development life cycle best practices; ensure 24x7 O&M NFPLRS web site availability; run the call center; and provide and maintain at least two hosting and storage environments for NFPLRS (Test and Production). We will also ensure compliance with all NMFS IT security policies and procedures and provide system administration support. The contract has a 1-year base period with two 1-year options.