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Major Projects by Department - FY2009
Leading Projects at SSA - 2007
Financial Accounting System (FACTS) SSA Unified Measurement System/Managerial Cost Accountability System (SUMS/MCAS) Title II Redesign (T2R) Accelerated Electronic Disability System (AeDib) DDS Automation
Top Spending Departments - 2007
Office of the Actuary Office of the Inspector General Budget, Finance and Management
Leading Contract Winners at SSA
Lockheed Martin Corp. Hewlett Packard ViON Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp. Softmart Inc.
The SSA began as the Social Security Board (SSB) -- via the Social Security Act of 1935. In 1939 it was merged into the a new cabinet-level Federal Security Agency, which included other health and public service functions. It officially became the Social Security Administration in 1946, and in 1953 it was moved under the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. (HEW's name was changed to the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980.)
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a law returning the SSA to the status of an independent agency in the executive branch of government. It remains an independant agency today.
From an IT standpoint, SSA was an early adopter of punch card technoogies and one of the early civilian agencies to adopt digital computer technologies.
IT Budget History
| $1,139 (Proposed)
Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)
Note on 2007 & 2008: Most civilian agencies other that the Homeland Security Department have not had a full budget approved since FY2006. A continuing resolution has keep agency spending near 2006 levels.
The Medicare Connection
The administration of the Medicare program is a responsibility of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- NOT SSA. However, SSA district offices and program service centers are used for determining eligibility, processing premium payments, and for general administrative contact with eleigable citizens.
Most Common Procurement Methods
Federal Register - SSA