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IRS severing ties with firm amid $500 million in questionable contracts

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency's procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Darrell Issa , Strong Castle , SDVOSB , HUBZone , Tammy Duckworth , TIGTA , SBA , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:27am EDT
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IRS official apologizes for lavish $4M conference

An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a "Star Trek" parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that taxpayer dollars were wasted in the episode.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Oversight , conference spending , IRS scandal

Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:12am EDT

Analysis: Management reforms key to rebuilding IRS after scandal

The revelations of improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service has so far been isolated to lower-level offices. But the former head of the IRS says an overall failure of leadership must be corrected if the embattled agency wants to rebuild its reputation. Mark Everson, head of the IRS under George W. Bush, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp President Barack Obama should appoint a permanent IRS commissioner.

Tags: IRS scandal , management , Danny Werfel , Mark Everson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:12pm EDT
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