The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began in 2009 the complex process of standardizing and digitizing paper records related to some 180,000 offenders and finally gave Prospecta a mandate to build and operate the system that would achieve it. However, the agreement was due to expire at the end of last year, so the Agency decided to seek new supplier contracts for its Open Strategic Management System (SOMS). Among the findings: • The „simple answer,“ said cdcr Chief Information Officer Russ Nichols, would have been for the agency to stay with its current provider. Nichols said one of the reasons things went well was that at the end of October, after important contingency plans and discussions about a „plan B,“ if the cut-over didn`t work, „all-in was on plan A“ and eliminated all sorts of distractions about developing alternative plans. Montgomery called the move transformative. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has made it its mission to enable local communities to do business with this organization. There are a large number of government programs. We recommend that you read the information and resources available to learn more about the CDCR Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SB/DVBE) program. „The CDCR attaches great importance to the elucidation of offenders,“ said Ralph Diaz, CDCR Under Secretary of State for Operations. . . .