The Customs and Border Protection migrated its Automated Commercial Systemâs collections processing functions to IBMâs (NYSE: IBM) SmartCloud for Government platform in June as part of efforts to achieve cost savings and reduce its physical information technology infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday.
ACS allows CBP to process, control and monitor all imported goods. In 2018, the agency collected and processed customs duties worth more than $41B using the system. Sam Gordy, general manager for IBMâs federal business, said the cloud migration marks CBPâs adoption of âmainframe-as-a-serviceâ model, which allows agencies to move complex processes to the cloud.
âThings like this ACS system [need] â¦ the technological capability of a mainframe computer to function properly,â Gordy said. âNow you can do that.â
IBMâs cloud platform secured certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program in 2013.