The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made several recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and others to improve coordination of cybersecurity requirements among Federal agencies to protect data shared with state government agencies.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified in a new report 168 new actions that Congress and Federal agencies could to take to improve efficiency and effectiveness across the Federal government, including two new recommendations involving information technology.
Three Democratic senators wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on April 24 urging the agency to implement past Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations to protect Americans from COVID-19 coronavirus fraud.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking artificial intelligence (AI) to develop an interactive, realistic simulation prototype – its own version of the video game The Sims – that generates synthetic data to test the agency’s IT systems.
While the IRS filing deadline may have been extended to July 15, that hasn’t dissuaded cybercriminals from leveling tax-related phishing attacks.
The $2 trillion measure approved by the Senate last night to help stimulate the flagging U.S. economy and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will provide hefty increases to the budgets of numerous Federal agencies with major roles in pandemic response and mitigation.
Erica Thomas, a robotic process automation (RPA) Program Manager at the Department of Defense (DoD), said Oct. 21 that efforts to deploy RPA technologies in financial accounting systems are providing a boost in the morale of agency employees who are being freed from performing repetitive tasks.
While large-scale IT projects can spell success for Federal agencies in the longer term, smaller and shorter-duration projects may provide a better solution to advance the cause of IT modernization, Federal officials said today.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) better leverage existing data sources to identify abusive schemes that involve tax-exempt entities, among other steps.
The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy opens the agency up to more vulnerabilities, data exfiltration, and uneducated users accessing sensitive information, according to a September 12 report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
The Department of Treasury released a cloud acquisition roadmap based on the department’s cloud strategy that took effect July 1, 2019, according to special notice.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is facing slow going in implementing remaining phases of its Data Loss Prevention software solution, despite Phase 1 of the effort “working as intended,” a Treasury for Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report found.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that while IT risk management practices are improving for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), mitigation documentation and oversight practices need to be improved.
For harnessing the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, Federal agencies are focusing attention on “low-hanging fruit,” or easily solvable problems, as a strategic approach to utilizing the emerging technologies.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues close to $360 million in potentially erroneous tax refunds on an annual basis due to the lack of e-filing for amended returns, a process that would cost approximately $4.1 million to implement, according to a July 31 report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) uncovered a list of new information system security weaknesses at the IRS in a report released July 18.
Inefficiencies in information technology support at the Internal Revenue Service have led to higher tax administration costs, according to a new Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report.
A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) IT procurement controls need improvements for cost effectiveness and efficiency.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently released a report citing a need for improvements in software version control management for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In light of the increasing ubiquity of data breaches, Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today recommending that Federal agencies should discontinue knowledge-based verification to strengthen their remote identity proofing processes and that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) should provide guidance in creating alternative identity proofing methods.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee proposed a total of $24.5 billion for FSGG discretionary budget authority in fiscal year 2020, which includes funding for election security, modernizing the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), and protecting consumer data.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy inappropriately awarded 1,849 contracts to businesses that had tax debts in 2015 and 2016.
The IRS should continue improving its electronic authentication security controls to better protect public-facing applications, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said in a report last week.