IRS Eyes Own ID Verification Service With Planned $129M Acquisition

cybersecurityThe Internal Revenue Service plans to award three blanket purchase agreements worth $129 million combined in July for a new identity verification service separate from Connect.gov, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jared Serbu writes that the agency issued a request for quotations at the end of April as it transitions away from the governmentwide use of Connect.gov.

Documents indicate that IRS will award task orders for security and identity management services such as two-factor authentication to support its knowledge-based authentication mechanism, the report said.

Serbu notes that the agency’s decision follows a data breach on the Get Transcript system.

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