HERNDON, Va., Jan. 8 /CNW/ -- EDS has been awarded a $76 million,
six-year contract to assist in modernizing applications technology for the
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Information Technology
Modernization (ITM) project will update the DMV's legacy software application
technology to more current application and database structures. The contract
was awarded to EDS at the end of the fourth quarter of 2007.
The ITM project, assisted by EDS, will modernize the DMV's technical
infrastructure which services the state's drivers license, occupational
license and vehicle registration processes. The project will improve the
state's ability to provide DMV services essential to California citizens'
public safety, revenue collection and economy.
The project will facilitate the department's transition from custom
applications to a proven industry-standard, commercially-available
applications infrastructure. The modernized infrastructure will give the
citizens of California, state DMV employees and DMV field office technicians
greater access to information and will improve the DMV's ability to rapidly
respond to the need for future changes to the system.
"The California DMV has worked diligently to create a strong
modernization strategy," said Susan Arthur, head of EDS state and local
government. "We are pleased that they have chosen EDS as a partner to support
them as they implement this strategy."
EDS will employ existing workers in the Sacramento area and create
additional jobs to perform work under the contract.
The EDS solution will leverage the capabilities and experience of Saber
Software Inc., a leading provider of software and services to U.S. state
governments. Last month, EDS purchased an approximate 93 percent equity
interest in Saber, one of the world's fastest-growing providers of software
products and services that enable state and local governments to better serve
The EDS team also includes several small and disabled veteran-owned
businesses, including several based in California. Small business team members
include Computer Deductions Inc., NexLevel Information Technology Inc., and
SumRall Solutions LLC. Disabled veteran-owned business team members are KT
Consulting Inc., and Trinity Government Systems Inc. Others companies working
with EDS on the contract are Datatrend Technologies Inc., Supreme Soft Inc.,
and Trinity Millennium Group Inc.
"We look forward to working with our team to help the California DMV
effectively and securely deliver services to the state's citizens," said
Dennis Stolkey, vice president and general manager, EDS U.S. Government and
EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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