Abt Associates wins $7.4M contract for technical assistance

Abt Associates has won a $7.4 million contract to provide technical assistance for the Social Security Administration’s Work Incentive Planning and Assistance program.

The WIPA program is designed to improve beneficiary outcomes, achieve consistent and accurate service results, and maximize program efficiency, the company said in a release.

Under the contract, Abt will establish and manage a new data center for the national WIPA help desk, operate the help desk, and protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the SSA’s data, the company said.

Virginia Commonwealth University will lead the contract. Working alongside Abt are partner organizations including Griffin-Hammis Associates, the Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute, and AMAS Accessibility Solutions and Research Center at Georgia Tech.

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