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IRS employee organized 90,000 volunteers to help file tax returns

Supervisory Financial Analyst Michael McBride of the Internal Revenue Service is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Tags: Michael McBride , tax returns , Service to America Medal , Sammies , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 10:48am EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 4

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michael McBride , Themis Papageorge , Augustus Vogel , Sammies 2012 , Office of Naval Research , Chris Mihm , GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , Thomas Mesenbourg , Census

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 01:11am EDT

Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Senate , Congress , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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Audit reveals budget cuts, new IT systems slow IRS capabilities

A Treasury Department audit of the Internal Revenue Service has revealed an agency hampered by budget cuts and struggling to update its technology to assist a growing number of taxpayers.

Tags: Treasury Department , Treasury Inspector General , tax season , budget cuts , e-filing

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:51pm EDT

Antiquated systems slowing down IRS modernization, GAO says

David Powner, GAO's Director of Information Technology Issues, said the problem is not that IRS does not have enough funding for technology the problem is the agency is still relying on antiquated systems.

Tags: David Powner , GAO , Doug Shulman , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 11:02am EDT
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VIDEO: Agencies embrace mobile app explosion

The development of mobile applications or apps is expanding within the federal government. The General Services Administration showcased some of the apps coming out of agencies at last week's FOSE Conference in Washington.

Tags: Jacob Parcell , GSA , mobile apps , FOSE Conference , technology , NOAA , Mike Silvia , Beth Krappweis , Goerge Silva , Peter Cooper , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:46am EDT

IRS chief warns of congressional inaction on taxes

IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman warned Thursday of a disastrous tax filing season next year if Congress puts off dealing with tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year or have already expired.

Tags: Douglas Shulman , Congress , budget , tax

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:26pm EDT

TIGTA: IRS cyber response center needs some improvements

The cybersecurity response center at the IRS is mostly working, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. However, in the report, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said that the Computer Security Incident Response Center isn't reporting every computer security incident as it's supposed to.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , TIGTA , Treasury ,

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:03pm EDT

OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Tags: contracting , industry , Lesley Field , OFPP , Mythbusters , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Darren Ash , NRC , Jacob Hansen , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , HHS , CMS , Recovery audits , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , SSA , Tax delinquent contractors , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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