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IRS Should Not Create Software That Already Exists

While very little gets done in Washington during an election year, deadlines must be acknowledged and addressed, such as the expiration of the Internet tax moratorium on November 1, 2014.  Two days prior to that critical date, a lesser-known but nonetheless important matter is scheduled to come to an end.  On October 30, 2014, the Free File Alliance’s partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is up for renewal.  The Free File Alliance is a consortium of tax software companies which makes free tax prepar

Software Mess At IRS

On August 29, 2013, The Washington Post published an article about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Terence Milholland and his desire to make the agency’s information technology (IT) program “world-class.”  The article cited the uphill battle Milholland faces in merging disparate IT systems, retraining programmers in newer technologies, and dealing with entrenched stove-piped IT systems.  Whil

DOD and VA Stumble Over Interoperability

The private sector was mandated by the HITECH Act to use an Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) that has the electronic capability to exchange key clinical information with other healthcare providers.

Prime Cuts 2013

On the eve of sequestration, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2013, our annual comprehensive list of spending cuts.

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