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Tracking the Spend: Purchases Included Data Services, Cybersecurity

Here are the Department of Child Support Services’ five largest purchases of IT services during the third quarter of 2022.

A state agency that makes sure parents pay what they owe for child support spent just over $4 million on its five largest purchases of IT services in the third quarter of the year.

The California Department of Child Support Services spent $4,022,811 (with rounding) on the five largest buys from July 1 through Sept. 30, according to data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System. Two of those purchases related to “financial institution data match,” a service that aims to locate accounts held in banks, credit unions and mutual funds that belong to parents who are past due in their child-support payments. Two of the other purchases relate to information security.

The five largest purchases were:
  • $3,449,285 for services related to project management, in a July 27 IT Master Services Agreement award to CGI Technologies and Solutions. These services included developing and delivering “project management artifacts,” schedules for project and high-level contract deliverables, and monthly status reports. The contract runs through Aug. 31, 2026.
  • $555,222 for financial institution data match, in an Aug. 11 cooperative agreement award to Informatix. The contract runs through June 30, 2029.
  • $9,884, also to Informatix for financial institution data match, in a July 1 competitive award that ran through Aug. 31.
  • $4,260 for one staff member to attend the Black Hat Def Con Conference, in a noncompetitive award dated Aug. 8 to Informa Tech Holdings LLC. The conference ran Aug. 6-Aug. 11.
  • $4,160 for a second staff member to attend the same conference, also with Informa Tech Holdings LLC as the contract awardee.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.