FROM THE ARCHIVE
Overview: EDS Reports
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2001

EDS Corporation was hired by Secretary of Interior Gale Norton this past summer to provide an assessment of the Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS) and a related subproject.

The contract specified EDS would be paid nearly $1 million for the effort. It was later expanded to nearly $3 million for an overall assessment of all trust reform projects, not just TAAMS and Bureau of Indian Affairs data cleanup.

EDS Report #1
The first EDS report recommended the Interior "immediately appoint a single, accountable, trust reform sponsor," as reported by Indianz.Com on November 7. Norton transformed the suggestion into the Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management (BITAM).

Get the Report:
TAAMS / BIA Data Cleanup Interim Report and Roadmap (11/12)

Related Stories:
Interior mum on trust fund report (11/13)
EDS Summary Findings and Recommendations (11/13)
Norton told to appoint trust fund receiver (11/7)

EDS Report #2
The second EDS report is a lengthy document about the status of eleven high level trust reform and four breach of trust projects. It won't finalized until January 10, 2002, when EDS will provide a "roadmap," or timetable, to how it believes reform should proceed.

The report was provided to a select group of tribal leaders and advisers on December 7. Complaints that the first document wasn't made readily available to Indian Country led the Interior to make the second one public even though it hasn't been finalized.

Prior to the disclosure of the first report, the Interior refused to comment on it.

Get the Report:
DOI Trust Reform Observations and Recommendations: “For Comments” Report (12/6)

Related Stories:
After seven years, trust reform lacks 'strategy'(12/12)
EDS trust reform report online (12/12)
Tribal leaders clamor for trust report (12/3)
Interior says tribal leaders can have report (11/30)

Relevant Links:
EDS Corporation - http://www.eds.com

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