LA County extends Leader deal with Unisys

Los Angeles County will continue to receive outsourced application and technology services to support its public assistance programs through a four-year contract extension with Unisys Corp.

The $108 million award is for work on the Los Angeles Eligibility, Automated Determination, Evaluation and Reporting system, known as Leader, which provides an online, real-time method for determining eligibility and benefits for the Public Social Services Department's assistance programs.

The department's programs include CalWorks, the state's public assistance program; Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program; food stamps and general relief.

Leader supports more than 11,000 users processing an average of 5.5 million transactions daily ' 98 percent of which are handled in three seconds or less, prints between 70,000 and 200,000 images daily, and is capable of producing more than 1,000 different types of notices to clients, the company said.

For the past six years, Unisys has provided application modification and enhancements services as well as technology infrastructure and related services for Leader. Over the course of the new contract, which is effective in May 2007, Unisys will continue to provide application maintenance and technology infrastructure and services.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology, an 1105 Government Information Group publication.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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