Canceled tech deal raises alarm in state / Colorado says firm that Texas uses isn't meeting expectations

Source: Corrie MacLaggan, Austin AMERICAN-STATESMAN (TX), Friday, December 02, 2005

Colorado’s cancellation this week of a $10.5 million contract for voter registration software is raising concerns about Texas’ nearly $1 billion contract with the same company to enroll residents in public assistance. …. Accenture, a global consulting and technology firm, took over operation of Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program call centers Monday from Affiliated Computer Services Inc. It is expected to begin operating Texas’ eligibility call centers for food stamps and Medicaid in 2006. The Texas State Employees Union on Thursday urged state officials to delay implementing the contract.