Washington (Dec. 16, 2002) -- The management framework that the Internal Revenue Service uses to acquire modernized business solutions has earned special recognition by an independent research group.

The IRS Business Systems Modernization Office is the first civilian federal agency evaluated by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to reach Level 2 of the institute’s Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model. SEI’s model is accepted worldwide as containing the best practices in software acquisition management. The Level 2 designation indicates that the IRS has a set of repeatable, disciplined management processes that increase the probability of success for its modernization program.

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