The Interstate Data Exchange Consortium is a group of states whose common objective is to pool resources to provide cost-effective solutions for interstate and intrastate child support issues. Currently IDEConsortium offers three unique services to its member states:
- Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM)
- Automated Enforcement of Interstate cases (AEI)
- Parent Locate
The IDEConsortium is state-owned and operated. States may join as either Full Members or as Limited Partners through a state contract containing a memorandum of understanding agreement administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) which serves as the “Seat Agency”. Each Full Member state has a representative and a vote on the IDEConsortium Board of Directors which meets semi-annually. MDHS provides oversight and maintenance of a contract with Informatix, Inc. for the development, operation, maintenance and marketing of the IDEConsortium services.