Federal government freezes funds for improvement of TX child support system

The Office of Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. has disclosed on Friday, December 4 that the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has paused payments to Texas’ program of upgrading its child-support data system until its officials can be convinced that the upgrades are on track.

In a letter to Legislative Budget Board director Ursula Parks, Deputy Attorney General Maria Friesen said the federal government has halted payments to multinational consulting and technology company Accenture, and that payments will only resume once the company has submitted a “corrective action plan” that will ensure the Texas child-support data system project will be effective.

Friesen said the upgrade was much needed and that not doing so “would have resulted in runaway development costs, overly complex systems, increased maintenance costs, and significant delays” far into the future.

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