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Modernize Information Technology
In FY 2018, SSA spent approximately $1.8 billion on IT. To ensure SSA can
keep pace with increasing workloads, it must maintain its legacy systems
while, in parallel, developing their modern replacements. SSA began its
Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) project in 2008. The Agency
envisions DCPS to be a common system for all disability determination
services that will simplify system support and maintenance, improve the
speed and quality of the disability process, and reduce the overall growth
rate of infrastructure costs. SSA has spent $101 million on DCPS through
FY 2018. Cloud computing enables convenient, on-demand access to shared
computing resources, including networks, servers, storage, applications,
and services. As of September 2018, SSA had 1 system in its
on-site-private cloud environment and 22 systems in an external cloud
environment and hosted by 11 cloud service providers.
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