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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , Improper payments , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , tax returns , IRS , workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

White House gives agencies the lead role in combating ID theft

The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , White House , GSA , Treasury , Barack Obama , SANS Institute , Alan Paller , John Pescatore , identity management , HSPD 12 , government charge cards , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32pm EDT

How easy is identity management?

Jim Williams, vice president at DAON, and Conor White, the president of the DAO division, X-Products, will discuss the changing world of identity management in the federal workspace.
October 1, 2013

Tags: technology , cloud computing , identity management , Jim Williams , Daon , Conor White , X factor , information technology , NIST , passwords , smart phones , mobile technology , face recognition technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 12:06am EDT
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Serious doubts remain about VA's ability to secure veterans' data

A recent briefing between the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA IT executives and DHS ended with the lead majority staff member walking out before the meeting ended. The rising tensions between the House Veterans Affairs committee's majority and VA come as a report surfaced showing veterans are at a higher risk of identity theft than the average citizen.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , ID Analytics , Eric Hannel , Stephen Warren , Jeff Miller , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:32pm EDT
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IRS missing billions in ID theft

Tags: IRS , TIGTA , oversight , J. Russell George ,

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:38pm EDT

Census scams ask for personal info.

If you get an e-mail asking you to download a Census form, don't do it.

Tags: Census , census 2010 , malware , National White Collar Crime Center , email , e-mail , scams , crimes , post office , Postal Service , social security number , Bob Kur , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 10:59am EDT

HSPD-12: What's Next?

With the new Obama administration, HSPD-12 will gain greater importance as the government prepares for next phase.

Tags: security , technology , identity management , Access Control , Booz Allen , privacy , Identity Data , smart card , NASA , Corinne Irwin , NIST

Wednesday - 08/19/2009, 04:21pm EDT

FTC surprised by number of ID theft complaints

The Federal Trade Commission has released its annual list of the top consumer complaints received in 2010. FTC's Steven Toporoff shares detalis.

Tags: Federal Drive , FTC , Steven Toporoff

Friday - 03/11/2011, 10:41am EST
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IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Tags: management , Congress , IRS , GAO , Douglas Shulman , Jim White , Edolphus Towns , information security , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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Convicted thief pays up, avoids jail

A Mount Airy woman who stole thousands in cash from her boss, as well as her boss's identity, hastily finished paying restitution and produced documents showing she had complied with the conditions of her probation.

Tags: Bonnie O'Leary , Frederick County Circuit Court , theft ,

Saturday - 03/12/2011, 11:57am EST
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