Samenfink to drive CBP’s ACE development
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has named Louis Samenfink to executive director of the Modernization Office.
Prior to this appointment, Samenfink, a 26-year veteran of the agency, served as deputy director of the Office of Trade Compliance and Facilitation. He’s now responsible for implementing CBP’s 15-year, multibillion-dollar program to implement its new computer system, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
According to CBP, every dollar invested in ACE will return $2.69 in benefits to the agency, or $8.3 billion over the expected ACE lifecycle. For the trade, ACE will return $5.59 for every dollar invested, or a total of $17.2 billion, bringing the combined total to $25.5 billion, CBP said.