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House OKs IRS IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Bill

The House has voted unanimously to approve a bill that seeks to modernize information technology systems at the Internal Revenue Service and establish cybersecurity measures to protect taxpayer information, Federal Times reported Saturday. The 21st Century IRS Act would require IRS to partner with other agencies and companies in efforts to prevent identity theft and …

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Inspector General: IRS Cybersecurity Center Should Improve Incident Reporting, Employee Training Activities

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has urged the Internal Revenue Service‘s cybersecurity center to address gaps in its employee training and incident reporting and response efforts. TIGTA said in a report published Aug. 28 it reviewed 100 cyber incidents in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and found that IRS’ Computer …

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Rob Leahy to Serve as Acting OPM CIO

Rob Leahy, deputy chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been appointed to succeed outgoing CIO David DeVries on an acting basis effective Sept. 2. OPM said Friday that Chief Information Security Officer Cord Chase will step into the position of acting deputy CIO. Leahy joined the agency …

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House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid. Lawmakers asked IRS commissioner John Koskinen in a letter published Thursday to brief the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Education and the Workforce on a …

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2017 Defense Bill Includes War Cost Disclosure Provision

The Congress-approved fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill contains a provision that would require the Defense Department and Internal Revenue Service to publish data on U.S.’ war-related expenditures online, Military Times reported Sunday. Leo Shane III writes Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) authored the provision in an effort to spark discussions among …

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