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Another IT headache for Vermont

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Another information technology headache for Vermont-- a data management system for the Department of Children and Families has been halted due to concerns about security and privacy.

The VFACTS project, which stands for Vermont Family and Child Tracking System, was supposed to create an online database with information about children, their medical conditions and benefits. It hasn't gone live yet, so DCF says no information was compromised. The state has already paid the tech company, Yahasoft, $424,000 and will likely not get that money back. The contract with the company has been terminated.

It's not the first time the state has struggled with updating technology. Last fall, officials pulled the plug on the judiciary's computer upgrade after spending nearly $2 million for a system that didn't work.

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