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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Demographics

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Demographics

Author: Host/Wednesday, August 7, 2013/Categories: ClientPortfolio

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 561 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.  

Malluf Consulting Services was contracted several times with the BIA for different projects. Among them where:

  • Tribal Demographic Information System. (TDIS) This was a Microsoft VB6/Sql-Server 2000 project that replaced the functionality of the People System a Bureau wide application that maintained accurate current and historical demographics on all of the native peoples that the BIA was responsible for.
  • Trust Assets Accounting Management System. (TAAMS). Malluf Consulting services was contracted participate as part of the team that created the RFP for the proposed TAAMS project. As part of this responsibility we where charged with  performing an agency wide Business Process Analysis of the then current Trust Assets accounting systems. We completed PBA process using CA's BP/Win product.
  • Data Czar. Ibrahim Malluf was appointed the Data Czar of the BIA's Trust Funds Management data assets as the chief overseer of the conversion of the bureau's legacy data into more modern and reliable data stores. 

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