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CBP Receives TMF Award for ACS Collection Platform Modernization Project

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CBP Receives TMF Award for ACS Collection Platform Modernization Project

The General Services Administration, through the Technology Modernization Fund, has awarded $15M in support of the Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment Collections Modernization project.

The funding, which was authorized by the TMF Board, will be used modernize the underlying technology and the antiquated Common Business-Oriented Language code base of the CBP’s 30-year old Automated Commercial System collections platform. Improvements made to the collection tool will enable it to host information on the cloud and lead to operational efficiencies across the CBP, including improved customs enforcement, revenue collections and trade protections, the GSA said.

The upgrade is also expected to reduce the CBP’s current software expenses and other development and maintenance expenditures. In addition, the TMF award positions the CBP to further promote lawful international trade to safeguard the nation’s global economic competitiveness.

Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer Maria Roat, a past event speaker for the Potomac Officers Club and a 2020 Wash100 winner, touted the CBP award as an example of how the TMF advances federal agencies’ long-term modernization projects.

The TMF was launched by the GSA in an attempt to bolster security, customer experience and citizen services delivery of key technology projects across the federal government. As it stands, the TMF Board has already announced more than $116M in funding for 10 federal modernization projects. The Board remains committed to evaluating high impact, high return on investment projects worthy of TMF funding as the fiscal year comes to a close.

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