skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 67630 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS FOR A WELFARE INFORMATION SYSTEM - DRAFT
Corporate Author: Booz Allen Hamilton
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 114
Sponsoring Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA 22101
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20024
Contract Number: 3FP-C9-N-BB0254
Publication Number: HEW-SSA-78-10
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DESIGN CONCEPT FOR AN AUTOMATED INCOME AND WELFARE INFORMATION SYSTEM IS BASED ON THE NATIONAL RECIPIENT SYSTEMS, WITH EXPANDED CAPABILITIES INCLUDING A STATE AND LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.
Abstract: HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND INTERFACE REQUIREMENTS ARE DETAILED, AS ARE PROVISIONS FOR PRIVACY OF INFORMATION AND INTEGRITY OF DATA. AUTOMATED WELFARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE ESSENTIAL TO AVOID WELFARE FRAUD AND TO TRACK DOWN THOSE WHO ABUSE THE WELFARE SYSTEM. THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AMONG STATE AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS AND THE NATIONAL SYSTEM IS THE HEART OF THE PROGRAM. SUCH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM CAN ALSO SIMPLIFY PAPERWORK AND MAKE IT EASIER FOR LOCAL AGENCIES TO SPOT MULTIPLE CHECKS GOING TO THE SAME ADDRESS AND OTHER INDICATORS OF ABUSE. MORE THAN 30 STATES ALREADY USE SOME SORT OF AUTOMATED PROCESSING FOR WELFARE CASES. THIS DESIGN CONCEPT DRAWS ON THEIR EXPERIENCE AND ADDS NEW INSIGHTS BASED ON THE LATEST STATE-OF-THE-ART HARDWARE. REQUIRED REPORTS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE SYSTEM, DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS, AND THE MECHANICS OF SYSTEM OPERATION ARE ADDRESSED IN DETAIL. DESIGN PROBLEMS AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. GRAPHS AND TABLES PRESENTING LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SYSTEM ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Computer hardware systems; Computer software; Federal regulations; Information Systems and Technology; Telecommunications; Welfare services
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=67630

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.