HHS awards SRA $60 million parent locator system task order

HHS awards SRA $60 million parent locator system task order

The Health and Human Services Department has awarded SRA International Inc. of Fairfax, Va., a task order to manage and monitor the development and implementation of the expanded Federal Parent Locator Service.

The task order, awarded under the CIO Solutions and Partners 2 Innovations contract, has an estimated value of $60 million over five years if all options are exercised, SRA said today in an announcement.

State and local child support agencies use data in the FPLS repository to locate noncustodial parents who are delinquent in child care payments. Federal agencies also use the data to assist in fraud prevention and the recoupment of erroneous payments. In 2003, FPLS systems helped to collect more than $20 billion in child support payments and contributed to the Education Department's collection of more than $1.14 billion in defaulted education loans and grant overpayments. SRA has provided program management and operations support for nine years to FPLS, which the Office of Child Support Enforcement manages.

Under the new contract, the SRA will:

  • conduct independent testing of FPLS system changes

  • perform quality reviews of the data produced by the various FPLS systems

  • provide technical support to states

  • provide support for capital planning and investment control activities

  • gather and analyze management information to determine trends and benefits of the data being returned to users

  • review business and system requirements to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met by the FPLS systems.

The SRA team includes Northrop Grumman Corp.; Attainit Inc. of Takoma Park, Md.; the Center for the Support of Families in Silver Spring, Md.; Insight Solutions Inc. of Bowie, Md.; Knowledge Integrity Inc. of Silver Spring, Md.; and Millennium Solutions Inc. of Reisterstown, Md.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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