State of the $tates

State of the $tates

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety, motor vehicles division, recently rebid its contract for a driver's license operation system held by Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa. The new contract, worth $25.5 million, was awarded to CACI International Inc. of Arlington, Va. CACI will provide hardware, software and systems integration for an integrated driver's license and vehicle registration system, known as Project Phoenix. The contract with Unisys expires in September, and the state expects the new system to be completed by the first quarter of 2001. In addition, the state awarded PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP a $1.2 million contract for independent validation and verification services to support the implementation of Project Phoenix.

The Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, has awarded a $690,000 contract to Management Technology of Elkridge, Minn., for a vital records automation information system. It will incorporate wide area network equipment, a client-server environment and Web technology to support a statewide centralized database for issuing copies of birth and death records and electronic reporting of related information.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Parks and Recreation, awarded a $2.9 million contract to Info 2000 Inc. of Ontario, Canada, for a centralized camping reservation system. Info 2000 will provide a telephone reservations center and facilities for taking reservations over the World Wide Web. It will be responsible for software and hardware support.

Indiana's Data Processing Oversight Committee awarded a $233,000 contract to Crowe Chizek of South Bend, Ind., for services that will aid the state in developing a statewide data administration function. The function will be responsible for developing a network for the state's agencies that integrates internal agency, cross-agency and external resources, concentrating on the uniform application of data terms, strengthening data development and sharing information across the state's many agencies.

These contracts are compiled by Federal Sources Inc.'s state and local division. Federal Sources is a market research firm in McLean, Va.

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