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DXC books $81M CMS data warehouse support order

DXC Technology has won a one-year, $81.6 million task order with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for enterprise IT services to help operate the main portion of CMS’ data warehouse.

CMS received five offers for the order it awarded via the National Institutes of Health’s $20 billion CIO-SP3 contract vehicle, according to Deltek data.

The company will be responsible for the integrated data repository’s information systems architecture and data models. DXC said in a release it will also carry out extract transform and load, user support, data quality and support functions.

Within the data repository is a Hadoop and Teradata enterprise data warehouse that handles data related to CMS’ program benefits.

Task order work will aim to to ensure that the data and data services provided by the repository for Part A and Part B claims are "payment grade," CMS said in an October 2016 sources sought notice.

CMS defines payment grade as automated validation that the data loaded into the repository is exactly how it was received from the sending source and the installation and enforcement of internal controls to maintain separation of duties.

The agency also determines payment grade based on automated reporting and reconciliation processes in place to confirm the data that was loaded. In most cases CMS expects the reporting to be automated but all reconciliation is manual.

DXC is in the process of separating and merging its U.S. government business into Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions to create a new, publicly-traded company.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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