Customs sets groundwork for modernization

Customs sets groundwork for modernization

For the next 60 days, the Customs Service will work with prime contractor IBM Corp. on program management services, enterprise engineering and other requirements and plans for its Automated Commercial Environment.

Software development will begin only after completion of the ACE requirements, said Charles Armstrong, executive director of Customs' Modernization Office. He spoke this month at meeting of the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement in Arlington, Va.

Last month, the agency awarded IBM a $1.3 billion, 15-year contract for the modernization effort. ACE will replace Customs' 17-year-old Automated Commercial System.

The agency plans to ask Congress for $80 million later in the year to supplement funding, Armstrong said. Customs has a modernization budget of $138 million this year.

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