EDS is one the Metrix consortium although it has a record of massive incompetence who can't manage to pay the armed services at present or run a computer system that works or run the child support agency! It is given yet another contract!New Labour government jargon for privatising because its 'what works' should be 'What never works' ...Keep EDS out of Military training, St Athan & Wales
It should not come as a surprise then that the new £250million (yes, that's right £250million) pay system has been underpaying the UK's frontline troops for up to 5 months forcing many servicemen to seek financial support from regiment hardship funds to make up the shortfall.
It didn't want to spend money on providing decent equipment for the guys in the front line; it didn't want to improve the troops' living conditions. Oh no, it preferred to spend £250million on a new computer system that would mean that the civil servants operating it would have to press less buttons and so be less vulnerable to RSI injury!
The Sunday Times: Soldiers are cheated in pay blunder
MoD says 10-year IT programme back on track15 Nov 2007 Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS, LSE: EDC) is a global business and technology services company headquartered in Plano, Texas that defined the ...
Early obstacles overcome in EDS led Atlas project claims military. The Ministry of Defence has admitted its multi-billion pound Defence Information Infrastructure project has faced a “number of obstacles during the early stages of ...
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The performance of the system to administer Tax Credits for the UK Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue & Customs) was far lower than expected, resulting in payments failing to arrive for the thousands of low-paid workers and their families who needed these benefits. This failure ultimately resulted in EDS being dropped by HM Revenue and Customs in favour of CapGemini and EDS settling with HM Revenue and Customs for £71 million. EDS argued that they should have been given much more time to test the new system. 
The Treasury has spent £24m fixing tax credit computer problems