Texas awards $19 million electronic benefits deal
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 14, 2000
A Texas state agency has awarded Logicon Inc. a five-year, $19 million contract
to support an electronic benefits transfer system to deliver aid to needy
The Texas Department of Human Services' EBT system will deliver temporary
aid and food stamps electronically to about 1.4 million recipients, the
largest system in the nation.
The recipients access their monthly benefits using a debit card with
a magnetic strip and personal identification number at machines in 13,000
retail stores across the state.
Herndon, Va.-based Logicon is a Northrop Grumman Corp. company. The
contract, which is subject to approval by the U.S. Agriculture Department
Food and Nutrition Service, also includes a five-year, $20 million option.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc. will lead the contracting team
and Transaction Processing Services Inc. of Austin, Texas will provide software
support and maintenance.