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Maximus Awarded Two IRS Task Orders Worth $151M For IT Support; President, GM Teresa Weipert Quoted

Teresa Weipert

Maximus announced on Tuesday that the company has secured two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contracts potentially worth a combined $151 million. Both contracts were secured in the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant two contract vehicles. The first contract is a potential $76 million task order to provide Masterfile System Programming Support Services.

 

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IRS Builds Contract Award Timeframe Forecasting Tool; Shanna Webbers Quoted

IRS Timeframe

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has built a predictive model-based online application that seeks to provide an immediate answer to the question “when will a contract be signed?” The Projected Contract Award Date app uses an algorithm designed to estimate the number of days before a contract is awarded in the agency’s Integrated Financial System-Procurement for the Public Sector, the IRS said.

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IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig: Agency Needs New Funds to Address Taxing Issues

Charles Rettig

Charles Rettig, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said the agency needs a funding boost to bolster modernization efforts and keep up with growing responsibilities. Rettig said the agency has been experiencing resource cuts, which enlarge the amount of uncollected U.S. taxes. He said tax evasion methods serve as a critical threat now faced by IRS.

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IRS Eyes FY 2021 Solicitations for Three Digitalization Tech Verticals

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to issue solicitations in fiscal year 2021 for three technology platforms to advance digitalization as part of the Pilot IRS program. The informational posting offered a discussion of potential use cases for each of the three tech verticals to demonstrate the challenges facing the IRS.

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Tax Reform Expert Nancy Sieger Named IRS’ Full-Time CIO; Chuck Rettig Quoted

Internal Revenue Service

Nancy Sieger, who has been the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) acting chief information officer for almost two years, will take up the role on a full-time basis. She served as the agency's associate CIO for applications development and held other roles related to tax reform and operations in the agency.

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IRS Uses Bots to Simplify Contracting Work; Andrea Kadish Quoted

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employed bots to quickly implement telecommunications security language across all of the agency's contracts, GCN reported Friday. The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 prompted IRS to adopt the DATA Act Bot that works to increase the Federal Procurement Data System's accuracy and transparency.

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Ken Corbin to Take IRS Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Role

Internal Revenue Service

Ken Corbin, wage and investment commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will assume the position of chief taxpayer experience officer at the agency. He will also help IRS disseminate information on industry trends, taxpayer expectations and customer service practices. Corbin manages over 35,000 employees and oversees annual tax filing activities in the U.S. in his current capacity as W&I commissioner.

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IRS Outlines Taxpayer Experience, Employee Training Strategies in Congressional Report

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has submitted a report to Congress outlining strategies to improve the taxpayer experience, employee training and organizational structure to comply with the provisions of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019. The agency’s Taxpayer Experience Strategy includes six components, including expanded digital services, proactive outreach and education and enterprise data management and advanced analytics. 

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TIGTA: Taxpaper Data Not Affected by SolarWinds Product Breach

Internal Revenue Service

Russell George, inspector general for tax administration at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), informed House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell and ranking member Mike Kelly of the steps the Treasury IG for Tax Administration has taken to ensure security of taxpayer information following a compromise involving SolarWinds Orion products.

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Chuck Rettig: IRS Speeds Up Programming, ‘Health Testing’ for IT Systems Amid Budget Uncertainty

Charles Rettig

Chuck Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said the IRS has expedited “health testing” and programming work on information technology systems partly due to uncertainty over the passage of a comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2021 in Congress before a stopgap measure ends on Dec. 11th. The IRS introduced a six-year IT modernization initiative in April 2020. 

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