NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ State officials are halting work on a computer system that was supposed to modernize how the Department of Human Services handles caseloads involving food stamps and Medicaid.

The Tennessean reports the move comes after missed deadlines and design problems since the multi-million dollar project began in 2005.

Department leaders say a contract with the software developer will expire in June and not be renewed.

It was unclear on Friday exactly how the department will proceed after the contract ends.