Customs gets ready to play its ACE

Customs gets ready to play its ACE

By Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff


MAY 11—Software development for the Customs Service's Automated Commercial Environment will begin after a 60-day planning period to set the requirements.

For the next two months, Customs will work with prime contractor IBM Corp. on program management and enterprise engineering plans, said Charles Armstrong, executive director of Customs' modernization office. He spoke yesterday at the spring meeting of the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement in Arlington, Va.

The service late last month awarded a $1.3 billion, 15-year contract to IBM for the modernization, which will replace the 17-year-old Automated Commercial System.

Customs plans to ask Congress for $80 million in supplemental funding, Armstrong said. The service's modernization budget is $138 million this fiscal year.


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