Treasury Department

  • Treasury seeing fruits of IT reforms ahead of FITARA implementation

    Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury’s chief information officer, said over the last year the department has closed 17 core data centers and reduced the time to deliver IT capabilities by more than 60 percent.

  • Satisfaction with federal government services hits new low

    The Treasury Department, thanks largely to the Internal Revenue Service, held its rank as the agency with the lowest satisfaction rating in 2015.

  • Lawmakers debate bills with serious implications for the IRS

    Four bills aimed at improving IRS accountability passed the House Ways and Means Committee, but not without strenuous objections.

  • Tubman for the $20

    The life and actions of Harriet Tubman send a clean, laser-like message to us straight from the 19th century. Let the presses roll.

  • Pay raise intact in House 2017 appropriations bill

    Federal employees are one-step closer to a 1.6 percent pay raise in 2017 as the $21.7 billion Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill passed out of subcommittee.

  • Leonard Olijar: What it takes to make the new $20 bill

    Harriet Tubman died more than a century ago. Photographs of her are grainy and fuzzy. And she’s not the sort of person who wold have posed for an expensive oil painting. Yet somehow her likeness has to be translated for printing on the new $20. Creating that bill falls to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Bureau Director Leonard Olijar shares details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • HHS IT executives finding new homes

    Dave Nelson is leaving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s CIO while Karen DeSalvo left her role as coordinator for health IT to focus full time on being acting assistant secretary for health.

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing clearing way for cloud, better data analytics

    Harry Singh, the deputy associate director and deputy CIO of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, said his agency is building on the success of putting its enterprise resource planning system in the cloud.

  • Washington and Hollywood: A new sequel

    Sometimes federal regulators get pulled into pointless investigations.

  • How IT modernization helped the Fiscal Service uncover $20M in improper payments

    The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Service merged five legacy IT systems together to develop a new, modern post-payment application. With data consolidated in one place, the Fiscal Service helped the department’s inspector general uncover $20-30 million in improper payments.