Source: By Mary Beth Schneider, Indianapolist Star (IN), Posted: May 4, 2010
IBM lost its $1.34 billion contract to deliver welfare services in Indiana, but it hasn’t given up on getting at least some of its money.IBM has submitted invoices to Indiana seeking more than $125 million to cover computer and furniture purchases and various fees it says it is owed. So far, the state has not agreed to pay.
Gov. Mitch Daniels canceled the 10-year contract in October, acknowledging that the much criticized privatized system was rife with problems that IBM had been unable to resolve. Critics, including legislators in both parties, had pointed to lost paperwork and records, long delays and wrongly denied benefits.