Lockheed to boost IRS e-services

Lockheed Martin Corp. will work with the Internal Revenue Service to help tax professionals and taxpayers more easily conduct business electronically under a new four-year, $33 million contract.

Lockheed Martin will operate and update the IRS' e-Services suite of applications, which are designed to increase electronic filing and improve user services. E-Services include customer registration, taxpayer identification number and bulk matching, e-File, electronic account resolution and transcript delivery. Lockheed Martin also will oversee the IRS' e-Services infrastructure.

Applying new technology to these processes will help reduce errors, increase system up-time and lower costs for the IRS while supporting critical government initiatives such as the president's e-Government Agenda and the Paperwork Elimination Act, said Joseph Cipriano, president of business process solutions at Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin also supports the IRS through a variety of other functions, including improving and expediting taxpayer services, regulatory compliance and audits and examinations.

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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