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N°30  |  October   2008
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New Jersey signs $2.23 Million Contract Renewal for Disaster Recovery Services

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The State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT) has signed a 3-year contract renewal with Bull for Disaster Recovery services valued at $2.23 million.

OIT, which is New Jersey’s centralized information technology agency, operates a GCOS 8 Olympus II system in support of numerous business applications for the State’s Department of Human Services.  The department’s mission-critical applications are partially funded by the Federal Government and require that the State have back-up arrangements in the event of a disaster to ensure continued operation.

According to Bull Account Executive Dennis Calabrese, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) serves more than one million of New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens, or about one of every eight New Jersey residents. Among the mission-critical applications that the Office of Information Technology operates for the State’s Department of Human Services are:

  • The welfare system (known as FAMIS -- the FAmily Management Information System), utilisé par sed by 10,000 on-line users, which helps determine eligibility and generate benefits for food stamps and cash benefits through the Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
  • Child Support & Enforcement System, which helps ensure that the custodial parent receives child support funding from the absent parent to care for children, and provides enforcement capabilities in the event these payments are not made.
The contract renewal will help ensure the continued operation of these critical applications by providing Disaster Recovery services from Bull’s Phoenix-based data center that are consistent with New Jersey’s requirements for operational support in the event that a disaster renders the New Jersey system inoperable.
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