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Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , DoD , industry , workforce , Senate , Congress , ODNI , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Greg Kutz, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

By not following agency protocols, the IRS put more than a million taxpayers at risk for fraud and identity theft. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration discovered security lapses during a routine compliance check. It found contractors didn't have the required background investigations before handling Sensitive But Unclassified Information. Assistant Inspector General, Greg Kutz, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the audit and how he thinks IRS should fix the situation.

Tags: Greg Kutz , Treasury Inspector General , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:49am EDT
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Tax deadbeat feds flee DC

Comedian Steve Martin has some useful words of advice -- two of them, actually -- for tax deadbeats on Capitol Hill, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , workforce

Monday - 08/04/2014, 06:09am EDT

IRS 'scandal': Cover up, train wreck or simple mistake?

What's in those missing IRS tapes? The ones critics of the agency say would provide the smoking gun of evidence. Is there a lesson for your agency in record-keeping? Yes, but maybe not what you thought.

Tags: Lois Lerner , scandal , archiving , nixon tapes , Mike Causey , data

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:32am EDT

DoD gave security clearances to thousands of 'federal tax cheats'

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in unpaid taxes as of June 2012, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Per GAO's recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and DoD are now working to include tax-compliance checks to enhance security clearance processes.

Tags: DoD , OPM , GAO , ODNI , management , technology , security clearance , Tom Coburn , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:33pm EDT

IRS scandal teaches agencies to archive

Agencies should be archiving all business communication to avoid mayhem such as at the IRS. While the agency shifts blame from e-mail to instant messenger, Nancy Flynn, founder of ePolicy, told Federal News Radio that agencies need to better manage the many communication options.

Tags: Nancy Flynn , ePolicy , management , business records , technology , Federal Drive , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 01:07pm EDT

IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.

Tags: emails , Lois Lerner

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 03:26pm EDT

House spending bill calls for deep cuts to IRS budget

The House has approved a massive spending bill that would slash funding for the Internal Revenue Service by more than $1 billion next year. The agency, which has been under fire for the improper targeting of conservative groups, would see its current $11.3 billion budget decline by 13 percent under the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill for fiscal 2015 passed by the House Wednesday. But that's just one of the the provisions of the bill drawing the ire of the Obama administration, which issued a notice earlier this week threatening to veto the legislation.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , GSA , Chris Roth , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:43pm EDT

IRS awards $68 million contract for database services

InSysCo received a multi-year contract to help the tax agency move to a data-centric organization.

Tags: InSysCo , Acentia , contracting , acquisition , technology , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:28pm EDT
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