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News Release
November 30, 2000

AMS and State of Texas Partner to Design Web-Based Public Assistance Eligibility System

First-of-its-Kind eGovernment Solution Will Provide Consolidated Case Profile for Caseworkers

Fairfax, VA – American Management Systems (NASDAQ: AMSY) announced today that it has signed a $4.9 million, 1-year contract with the State of Texas Department of Human Services (TDHS) for the analysis and conceptual design of the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS). TIERS, the nation's first Web-enabled public assistance eligibility determination system, will dramatically change the way in which citizens interact with TDHS. Caseworkers will have access to a true enterprise-wide, customer-facing solution that enables them to provide the best possible service to the State's families and children – a hallmark of eGovernment.

Replacing current multiple systems, the new integrated solution will support the overall management and operations of TDHS' assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other services. TIERS will integrate eligibility determination across more than 50 programs, providing a consolidated case profile. For instance, if a citizen is in need of Medicaid, TANF, and child care assistance, they will soon be able to visit a single worker who can determine their eligibility across all of these programs. Ultimately, the system will enable TDHS' 12,000 caseworkers to more effectively provide services to needy Texans.

"The TIERS project will increase benefits to the children and families of Texas," said Andrew Pickar, vice president, AMS State & Local Solutions Group. "AMS is committed to empowering TDHS to transform their current processes, maximizing the Department's ability to manage their diverse array of assistance programs and provide superior customer service."

With its state and local solutions 1999 revenues of $346.3 million and more than 25 years experience in the marketplace, AMS ranks among the nation's top systems integrators providing business solutions to help government agencies improve service and performance. Proven eGovernment leadership, coupled with strategic alliances with best-of-breed technology vendors, enhances the company's deep expertise in human services administration; public safety; motor vehicle administration; financial, procurement and human resource management; tax and revenue management; and environmental management. AMS is working with leaders from 47 states and provinces, seven of the top 10 cities, and hundreds of counties and school districts nationwide.

About AMS
AMS is an international business and information technology consulting firm - one of the 20 largest such firms worldwide. AMS is the premier provider of next generation enterprise business and technology solutions that dramatically improve business performance and create value for clients. AMS's suite of eBusiness strategy, management, and technology services makes business reinvention possible in Internet time for large organizations. Founded in 1970, AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with over 9,000 employees and 59 offices worldwide. AMS had 1999 revenues of $1.24 billion, with an expansion of eBusiness related revenues to $500 million, an increase of more than 150% over 1998. Forbes magazine ranked AMS among the best-performing big companies in the U.S. in their "Best of the Biggest," and FORTUNE magazine placed AMS on its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" in 1999. AMS is traded in the NASDAQ over-the-counter market under the symbol AMSY. AMS can be found on the World Wide Web at www.ams.com.


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