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United States : DHS to continue using Model 204 mainframe software

August 16, 2014

The Department of Human Services (DHS) will make use of its Model 204 mainframe software that supports 3 decades-old welfare payments system at least until 2017.

The DHS has extended its deal with the Computer Corporation of America (CCA) whose continued presence Treasurer Joe Hockey has called as "extraordinary" as its only remaining Model 204 customers are the DHS and USA'sCentral Intelligence Agency.

Rocket Software bought CCA in 2010.

In addition to the $98.5 million the DHS spent with CCA from 2003 to June 2014, the three-year contract extension is valued at $35.1 million.

DHS CIO Gary Sterrenberg has called the legacy Centrelink technology as "a soldier" for continuing to back the Income Support Integrated System (ISIS) for decades, but has also announced plans to start moving the agency off the software incrementally.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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