Missouri to upgrade DMV

Missouri's Department of Revenue awarded a contract with a total value of $50 million to BearingPoint to design, implement and maintain a new motor vehicle system. The department is tasked with administering the titling and registering of all vehicles in Missouri, as well as administering the state's driver's licenses.

The contract includes a five-year base contract valued at $36.8 million, plus five option years.

Missouri currently uses more than 20 different systems ' many of them relying on older technologies ' to support a broad assortment of motor vehicle services. BearingPoint will integrate these 20 systems into one, which will increase data security and reduce repetitive tasks. The new integrated system will support customer management; cash and finance management; vehicle titling, registration and inventory; dealer management; driver services and work management. The new system also is expected to decrease customer wait times.

About a dozen states are planning to upgrade their motor vehicle systems in the next two years, said Steve Lunceford, director of global communications at BearingPoint.

The states are planning to spend more than $500 million on the upgrades, but this doesn't include spending plans to comply with the mandates of the Real ID Act of 2005, a federal law that requires states to overhaul and upgrade their driver's licenses and issuance processes by 2008.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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