Unisys to continue LA County eligibility work

Unisys Corp. received a contract extension to continue providing Los Angeles County with outsourced application and technology services to support public assistance programs.

The four-year, $108 million contract is for work on the Los Angeles Eligibility, Automated Determination, Evaluation and Reporting system, known as Leader, which provides an online, real-time method for determining eligibility and benefits for the Public Social Services Department's assistance programs.

The department's programs include CalWorks, the state's public assistance program; Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program; food stamps and general relief.

Leader supports more than 11,000 users processing an average of 5.5 million transactions daily ? 98 percent of which are handled in three seconds or less, prints between 70,000 and 200,000 images daily, and is capable of producing more than 1,000 different types of notices to clients, the company said.

For the past six years, Unisys has provided application modification and enhancements services as well as technology infrastructure and related services for Leader. Over the course of the new contract, which is effective in May 2007, Unisys will continue to provide world-class application maintenance and technology infrastructure and services.

Unisys of Blue Bell, Pa., has 32,000 employees and had annual revenue of $5.7 billion in fiscal 2006. The company ranks No. 20 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors. The 2007 Top 100 list is due out May 14.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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