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November 15, 2012

American Systems Corp. to Provide the IRS with Unified Communications

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, TMCnet Contributor

If there’s one agency of the government that always has the latest and greatest technologies, it’s the one that makes sure you pay your taxes. For its latest technological adoption, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is going unified communications (UC).

American Systems Corp. is announcing this week that it will build a unified communications system for the IRS that brings together voice, e-mail, texting and other technologies. These communications will be accessible from a variety of devices to support collaborative applications and improve the IRS' connectivity and productivity, said the company.

In addition, the company will provide the federal tax agency with program management, engineering, logistics, purchasing, testing, implementation and support for the installation, which the company says is the government’s largest unified communications project.

The contract is said to be worth about $83 million, and was awarded under the General Services Administration’s (GSA (News - Alert)) Connections II procurement vehicle.

“American Systems understands the need for integrated communications systems in the federal workplace to help IRS achieve their mission,” said American Systems Corp. William C. Hoover company president and CEO in a statement. "AMERICAN SYSTEMS has extensive knowledge and experience designing, implementing and supporting unified communications solutions, and we look forward to helping the IRS achieve greater productivity."

The multi-location deployment will take place at more than 600 IRS locations across the U.S., including major IRS offices at New Carrollton, Md., Martinsburg, W.Va., Memphis Tenn., Detroit, Mich., and Fresno, Calif.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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