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Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.

Tags: oversight , conference spending , government waste , John Mica , GSA , VA , DoD , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:47am EST

IRS Chief of Staff Todd Grams retiring

Todd Grams, the chief of staff of the Internal Revenue Service, announced Friday he's retiring after 34 years of federal service, according to a note to staff obtained by Federal News Radio. Grams was named IRS chief of staff in June at the request of Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel in the wake of a leadership shakeup following revelations the agency had improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

Tags: people , John Koskinen , Todd Grams , Danny Werfel , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/20/2013, 04:35pm EST

IRS vendors owe $589 million in back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general's report says.

Tags: TIGTA , contracting , back taxes , management , oversight

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:00pm EST

IRS nominee Koskinen pledges to turn around employee morale, pushes for budget increase

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the embattled Internal Revenue Service, pledged to restore public trust in the agency following the recent uproar over revelations of purported political bias by IRS employees. Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, Koskinen also said he'd work to turn around the declining employee morale.

Tags: Senate , Senate Finance Committee , Max Baucus , Orrin Hatch , John Koskinen , IRS scandal , employee morale , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:02pm EST

DHS CFO Sherry heading to the IRS

Peggy Sherry will become the deputy commissioner for operations support at the IRS as of Nov. 4. She is the fourth executive to come to the IRS since the service's scandal broke earlier this summer.

Tags: Peggy Sherry , people , management , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 12:30pm EDT

CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Tags: technology , health care , ACA , cybersecurity , Marilyn Tavenner , CMS , GAO , Danny Werfel , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Jackie Speier , Diane Black , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT
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