SSA sets final IWS/LAN plan

SSA sets final IWS/LAN plan

The Social Security Administration and Unisys Corp. have released the final numbers for the follow-on contract for the Intelligent Workstation/LAN program.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract calls for Unisys to install 279 LANs and 6,600 Pentium III PCs at SSA training sites in the agency's 10 regions and at its Baltimore headquarters. SSA had previously said it would deploy an additional 261 LANs and 6,000 Pentium III PCs [GCN, Oct. 11, Page 3].

The agency decided to stick with Unisys for the IWS/LAN follow-on, awarding a $67 million contract in September. The original seven-year, $280 million contract, for 1,742 LANs and 70,624 PCs, was awarded to Unisys in 1996.

Through the IWS/LAN program, Social Security has been pushing down information from its centralized mainframe systems to the desktop PCs of caseworkers that are located in offices across the country.

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