NextGov: Customs and Border Protection recently migrated the tech it uses to process billions of dollars in annual trade revenue to a cloud platform hosted by IBM.
In June, the agency moved the collections processing functions of its Automated Commercial System to IBM’s SmartCloud for Government, abandoning the legacy data centers that hosted the tech in the past. Using the system, which tracks, controls and processes all goods imported into the U.S., CBP collected more than $41 billion in customs duties in 2018. The Trump administration’s recent tariffs could drive that figure above $70 billion this year.
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