The Technology Modernization Fund Board has announced a $15 million award to modernize the 30-year-old collection platform for Customs and Border Protection.
Currently, the Automated Commercial System is housed on CBP’s last remaining mainframe solution. By the end of this project, the agency will have a cloud-based core collection system that will refresh both the underlying technology and the code base.
These improvements will result in long-term benefits to the agency, its partner agencies, the trade community and the public, according to a statement announcing the award.
“I am thrilled to congratulate CBP on their award as one more example of the ability of the TMF to enable long-term modernization projects across the federal government,” said Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer.
By the end of this project, CBP will move to a cloud-based information system and will improve operational efficiencies. With these improvements, the agency’s operations will become more efficient, resilient and secure.
“We are excited to support CBP with TMF funding as they begin to work on this important project that will modernize legacy technology to bolster lawful international trade,” said Allison Brigati, deputy administrator of the General Services Administration.