IRS CIO improperly delegated key IT spending responsibilities, watchdog says

FedScoop: A Treasury Department watchdog found that the IRS is not complying with key elements of FITARA, the 2014 law that put agency CIOs in charge of IT management and purchasing decisions.

According to a July 27 report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TITGA), the IRS CIO has not been involved in some of the agency’s major IT spending decisions. The CIO was instead delegating responsibilities to subordinates, following IRS rules that predate and conflict with FITARA.

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