To help meet its responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS created the ACA Information Returns (AIR) system, to receive, validate, and process Healthcare Information Returns, Information Reports, and related healthcare electronic submissions. Given the importance of the AIR system to the successful launch of ACA, the IRS assembled a team of industry leading commercial vendors to build the solution. Knowing how invaluable STP’s IRS cybersecurity and infrastructure capability would be to a successful delivery, the IRS project management office contracted directly with STP to obtain its unique subject matter expertise.
Unfortunately for the IRS, it was given little time to stand up a system projected to process over 200 million records a year. Its budgets were also constrained as the nation was continuing to recover from the Great Recession. STP needed an approach to provide the IRS with a large team of experts for a fraction of the cost of doing so.