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Bureau of Indian Affairs outsources technology and support for Land Trust Management to CGI

Friday 12 December 2003 09:39 CET | News

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), part of the US Department of the Interior, and CGI Group, have signed a five-year information technology (IT) outsourcing contract valued at US$19.5 million for support services for the Bureaus 55.7 million acres of land assets across the United States.The relationship between BIA and CGI began in 1998 with the initial software Trust Asset & Accounting Management System (TAAMS) contract. The renewal of this contract will allow the BIA to extend the regional deployment of the software nationwide to all BIA Land Titles and Records Offices. BIA will be able to retire its legacy land records information systems thus saving the cost of operating multiple systems. CGI is responsible for the development, deployment and conversion of the data as well as providing support services for the Bureau. Data will be housed in CGIs Dallas-based data center. As part of the contract, CGI will use its training facility to train Bureau professionals on the TAAMS system. Nationwide deployment, including data conversion and training, will be completed in 15 months. Over the past five years, the TAAMS software has evolved to offer an integrated trust system, which effectively accommodates efficient, standard business processes across the BIA. TAAMS provides shared access to title trust data among title & realty agencies, departments, and organizations, enabling the BIA to coordinate and streamline processing of their trust responsibilities. The TAAMS software protects trust data integrity and provides secure data clean-up features to correct discrepancies and anomalies found in the legacy trust data.

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