December 11, 1991
TRW Awarded IRS Contract
for Tax Systems Modernization
WASHINGTON - TRW, Inc. was awarded a contract today to provide
integration support services for the Internal Revenue Services'
tax systems modernization (TSM) program.
Under the terms of the integration support contract, IRS said
that TRW will help implement multiple advanced technology-based
systems. The contract could be in effect for up to twelve years
through annual renewals and has an estimated value of $300 million.
IRS said that acquiring the services of a contractor
experienced in integrating large-scale automated systems within
computer-based organizations is part of its strategy to make certain
TSM delivers the intended benefits and efficiencies.
Tax systems modernization is made up of many data processing
systems scheduled for implementation over the next ten years. Part
of TRW's responsibility under the contract will be to review and
refine the steps IRS must take to ensure continuity of tax
processing as the old systems are replaced by the new.
TRW also will ensure that systems provide all necessary data
security protection, that the work of TSM contractors is performed
in a coordinated manner and that the impact of the new system on
IRS' workforce and the public is appropriately considered.
IRS said the advanced technologies of TSM include electronic
tax filing, converting data received on paper to electronic format
through imaging, organizing tax information into integrated data
bases and making tax information readily available through computer
terminals to authorized personnel. Moving from fragmented paper
based systems to an integrated electronic processing systems will
allow the IRS to operate more efficiently and be more responsive to
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