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IRS tones its systems to better handle the tax season

Two contracts with Unisys that could be worth more than $800 million help the tax agency innovate and become more efficient. The IRS is using the first-of-its-kind in the federal market storage-as-a-service approach to increasing and decreasing the amount of storage it needs based on how busy it is during the year.

Tags: technology , Unisys , PV Puvvada , cloud computing , CADE , IT services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 05:35am EDT
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IRS furloughs costing U.S. a bundle

If somebody said they could save you nearly $1,800 but that it would cost you $61,000, you probably wouldn't take the deal, right? Unfortunately, the White House and Congress have signed off on it in the form of furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

IRS to furlough all 90,000 employees

The agency has identified five furlough days where it will, essentially, shut down entirely. A memo sent Friday to IRS staff from Acting Commissioner Steven Miller said the furlough days will start in May and continue through August.

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , Steven Miller

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Fed authorities charge 24 IRS workers with theft

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Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:08pm EDT

IRS calls 'Star Trek' parody video a mistake

A parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.

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Sunday - 03/24/2013, 09:30am EDT

Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

Tags: HUD , GPO

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 12:00pm EST

CIO Council harnessing growing list of 'world class' IT programs

The CIO Council will add 25 more examples of IT project management excellence to its best practice database. DHS CIO Richard Spires said at the Excellence.gov awards Tuesday the goal of all of these success stories is to share what worked and leave a broader legacy across all of Federal IT.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , CIO Council , USDA , GSA , ACT-IAC , Excellence.gov , best practices , Jason Miller , NNSA , DMDC

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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Furloughing the money-makers

If somebody guaranteed you $9 for every dollar you invested, would you take the deal? Most people would, but politicians who designed the sequestration process to save money may find it is also a costly exercise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 02:00am EST

SSA, IRS take different paths on sequestration furloughs

The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration two of the largest federal agencies with very public missions are taking divergent paths when it comes to dealing with the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. IRS says it is planning for five to seven furloughs days, while SSA says it hopes to forego furloughs through alternative savings.

Tags: sequestration , Steven Miller , Carolyn Colvin , budget , furloughs , SSA

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:25pm EST

Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , David Borer , CBP , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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