[ISN] IRS search for public records access ends with ChoicePoint

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 22:04:33 PDT


By Doug Beizer 
Contributing Staff Writer

The Internal Revenue Service has awarded ChoicePoint Government
Services a contract worth as much as $20 million to serve as the
agency's public records provider for batch processing projects,
according to the company.

Under a five-year contract, ChoicePoint will provide the IRS with
access to its suite of custom data solutions. IRS officials will use
ChoicePoint's public records data capabilities to support customized
data retrieval requirements.

ChoicePoint provides public records information about a person, asset
or location, a company spokesperson said. The information can include
current and former addresses, property ownership records and
bankruptcy, lien or judgment information.

These searches can be performed one at time or in bulk, which are
known as batch searches. The IRS contract is for batch searches, the
spokesperson said.

"This award is consistent with our Government Services strategy of
helping clients manage unique challenges by using ChoicePoint's
customized data delivery capabilities," said Rob Russell, ChoicePoint
Government Services assistant vice president for strategic
development, based in Washington.

Batch processing involves the automated delivery and processing of
data files, which reduces the need for human intervention. More than
25 federal agencies use ChoicePoint batch solutions to support their
daily activities, company officials said.

ChoicePoint Government Solutions is a division of ChoicePoint Inc. of

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister
publication, Washington Technology.

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