Major programs with the Labor Department

Federal IT spending

Sources for Inside Labor include the Labor Department and Input of Chantilly, Va.

Bureau of Labor Statistics host computer processing. The bureau plans to release a request for proposals for a $15 million contract next year for hardware, software, high-speed printing and services to support interactive and batch processing.

Analysis and support for ERISA Form 5500 processing. The Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration issued a $12 million contract in May to Mathematica Policy Research of Washington to provide support for processing reports required by the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act.

Integrated Management Information System. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration devoted $13 million to this Unix network of about 200 PCs at field offices that provide data for reducing workplace hazards.

Black Lung Automated Support System. The Mine Safety and Health Administration outsourced this system for administering miners' health benefits at a cost of $47 million. Computer Sciences Corp. won the original contract in 1997. Labor plans to award a new deal in September.

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