Tags Internal Revenue Service

IRS suspends Equifax contract following malware page

by Carten Cordell • 2 months ago

The agency suspended a $7.25 million contract with Equifax following news that one of its webpages exposed users to potential malware attacks.

IRS software isn’t compliant with the MEGABYTE Act, report says

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

A new report says the IRS still doesn’t have policies, guidance or tools to be in compliance with federal law on software license management.

64 percent of IRS IT hardware beyond its useful life, report says

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

The agency estimates the cost to replace its aged IT systems would run $430 million.

Report: IRS’s cyber response team lacks FISMA-required training

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

A recent audit has found that federal employees and contractors on the agency’s cyber incident response team hadn’t taken training required by law.

Report: IRS has no plan for cloud, skipped risk management protocol for Form 990 site

by Carten Cordell • 4 months ago

Investigators say the agency lacks a strategy to shift toward cloud computing, and it failed to use proper risk management procedures for disclosing public information.

Digital student-aid form takes a hit as IRS data retrieval tool goes down

by Evan Fallor • 9 months ago

An IRS tool used to upload tax information in the FAFSA is down, leaving some students scrambling as federal aid deadlines approach.