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Delayed software updates leave IRS computers prone to hackers, auditors say

Thousands of IRS computers could be prone to cyber intruders because officials aren't updating software in a timely manner, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , IRS , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 08:10pm EDT

IRS urged to create IT skills inventory

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recommends IRS' chief technology officer create an "inventory list" with the skills needed for each IT position, as well as a process for evaluating an IT employee's skills.

Tags: J. Russell George , IRS , IT workforce , technology , management , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Federal agencies owe $14 million in unpaid taxes

The $14 million owed to the U.S. treasury comes from money withheld from federal employees' paychecks that was never turned over to the IRS, according to a new audit from the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration. The audit also reviewed whether the IRS made recommended changes following a similar audit five years ago.

Tags: audit , IRS , delinquent taxes , J. Russell George

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:02pm EDT

Telework rate jumps as agencies take advantage of new law, guidance

Federal News Radio believes the administration has effectively complied with the law and demonstrated real progress by increasing the use of telework. The administration has improved record-keeping to better understand who is using the option and how it is working, which is required by the law.

Tags: George Jakabcin , Francis Rose , telework

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:46am EDT
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Federal agencies owe the IRS at least $28M in fees

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration evaluated six random reimbursable agreements IRS made with agencies and found a lot of money went uncollected.

Tags: Financial Management Service , CFO , Russell George , IRS , Pamela LaRue , oversight , best practices , Keith BieryGolick , financial management

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:35am 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 , Treasury , IRS

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

IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Tags: Treasury , IRS , Debra Chew , hiring , background checks

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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TIGTA upgrading network to handle new mobile requirements

George Jakabcin, the agency's CIO, said every employee will get a new laptop and be able to access the network through a WiFi VPN connection. More than 80 percent of all employees work outside the office at least one day a week.
January 5, 2012(Encore presentation March 1, 2012)

Tags: technology , IT , telework , mobile computing , mobile , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Geroge Jakabcin

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:26pm EST
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Library of Congress, TIGTA offer telework security lessons

Security is a major telework concern for the Library of Congress and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. But, both agencies have found ways to make it work for them.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , Library of Congress , Telework Exchange , workforce

Sunday - 12/11/2011, 11:01pm EST
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