In December 2011, SSA entered into contract number GS-35F-0312U with Four, LLC an authorized International Business Machines (IBM) software reseller under the IBM Software Value Plus for Government Programs. Under the agreement, Four, LLC provides IBM-licensed software and IBM maintenance support and software for the Agency’s mainframe computers and distributed computer system.
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Moss Adams LLP conducted the single audit of the State of New Mexico Public Education Department. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability Insurance program. The State of New Mexico Public Education Department’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is the New Mexico Disability Determination Services’ (DDS) parent agency.
Compuware provided SSA with software maintenance and license upgrades for various Compuware mainframe and distributed software products. Compuware software products are essential to SSA’s day-to-day mainframe operating environment.
In September 2009, SSA awarded a $54.2 million, 5-year (base year plus 4 option years), firm-fixed-price delivery order contract, SS00-09-31564, to Compuware. The delivery order performance period was September 30, 2009 through September 29, 2014.
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG) awarded Westat a $51.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF) contract, Contract Number SS00-05-60072, to conduct a Mental Health Treatment Study.
OAG requested we audit Westat’s direct costs claimed under Contract Number SS00-05-60072. Our audit will assist in the Agency’s close out of this CPFF contract.
The Arizona Auditor General conducted the single audit of the State of Arizona. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability Insurance program. The Department of Economic Security is the Arizona Disability Determination Services Administration’s parent agency.
The Pennsylvania Auditor General and KPMG, LLP conducted the single audit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability Insurance program. The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is the Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination’s parent agency.
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury conducted the single audit of the State of Tennessee. SSA is responsible for resolving single audit findings related to its Disability Insurance program. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is the Tennessee Disability Determination Section’s (DDS) parent agency.
In a February 25, 2013 letter, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change requested our assistance in determining whether SSA is taking the necessary steps to confront the growing threat of climate change.
Although we did not validate all the supporting documentation provided by the Agency, based on the Office of Management and Budget’s review and approval of the Agency performance, we believe SSA is meeting all the requirements set forth in various pieces of climate-change legislation.