Amid IT modernization efforts, IRS losing programmers and master file needs replacing

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Few agencies exemplify the interrelated challenges of IT modernization and workforce planning like the IRS. It spends close to $3 billion a year on its systems yet still maintains applications programmed in the languages of yesteryear. As it does periodically, the Government Accountability Office took a look at some of the IRS’s investments. Dave Powner, director of...

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Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.

Few agencies exemplify the interrelated challenges of IT modernization and workforce planning like the IRS. It spends close to $3 billion a year on its systems yet still maintains applications programmed in the languages of yesteryear. As it does periodically, the Government Accountability Office took a look at some of the IRS’s investments. Dave Powner, director of information technology management issues at the GAO, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the highlights.

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