State faces new glitches on computers / After a multimillion-dollar system failed last year, more problems surface with two other projects.

Source: Mark P. Couch, Denver Post (CO), 12/01/2005

The state of Colorado has another multimillion-dollar computer mess on its hands. A year after the state’s welfare-benefits computer system bogged down as soon as it was launched, lawmakers Wednesday discovered that the state Department of Labor and Employment had spent $39 million on a computer system that doesn’t work. …… In early November, the state labor department declared Accenture in “breach of contract” and launched confidential negotiations with the company to resolve the matter. ….. The letter states that Accenture refuses to complete the project without a “substantial increase in compensation,” a demand that the state calls a “refusal to perform and a material breach of the contract.”