IRS News Release  
May 19, 1995

IRS Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract

The Internal Revenue Service awarded a $520 million contract today for computer systems to Unisys Government Systems Corporation of McLean, Va.

The Service Center Support System (SCSS) contract will provide the primary computer support for the IRS's three computing centers, eventually replacing many of IRS's aging computer systems.

The IRS considers the SCSS a cornerstone in the effort to modernize its business and computer systems. The SCSS will provide the foundation for all IRS's primary computer tax functions.

The three computing centers, located in Tennessee, West Virginia and Michigan, are designed to consolidate the computing workload of the Service's 12 current centers. The three centers will maintain and operate all mainframe computers for the IRS, receive and process electronic records, and maintain IRS's databases.

The SCSS includes data processing equipment, an operating system, a database management system, storage capacity, support services, and training for three production systems (one at each computing center), a program development system for the Martinsburg, W. Va., computing center, and a systems acceptability testing system for the Detroit computing center.

These new systems will radically improve customer service by giving IRS greater and faster on-line accessibility to data.

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