Since 1988, WRMA, Inc. has worked with the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau on sequential contracts to design, implement, and maintain a congressionally mandated national data collection and reporting system about child maltreatment. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) is widely accepted as the primary source of child protective services (CPS) statistics about child maltreatment in the United States. The NCANDS project involves the collection, validation, and analysis of standardized data on child maltreatment. These data are used to produce an annual Child Maltreatment report that is posted online at by the federal government. Collection of these data necessitates providing considerable technical support to ACYF and to the state agencies that voluntarily submit the requested data. In addition, ad-hoc analyses are conducted as requested by federal agencies, members or Congress, and researchers when approved by the Children’s Bureau.