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IRS Needs Better IT Security Plan, Inspector General Says

The process for identifying weaknesses and reporting progress is flawed and ineffective, according to the report. The Internal Revenue Service isn’t doing enough to assure the security of its IT systems, according to a Treasury Department Inspector General’s report made public last week. The report, written by assistant inspector general for audit Gordon Milbourn, says the IRS has prepared action plans and milestones to track program-level and system-level weaknesses, as required by the White House Office of Management and Budget. But the process the IRS employs to identify weaknesses and report progress is flawed and ineffective, Milbourn writes. That means the information the IRS provides Treasury and has been inaccurate and misleading. Without effective action and milestone plans, Milbourn says, the IRS can’t identify and monitor security weaknesses to ensure that the most significant weaknesses are addressed in a timely fashion. Full Story

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