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  • IRS Taps Synack to Develop Govt, Taxpayer Data Security Model - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IRS Taps Synack to Develop Govt, Taxpayer Data Security Model

    Redwood City, California-based security company Synack has secured a $2 million contract to help the Internal Revenue Service for the development of a pioneer model to protect government and taxpayer data. The IRS awarded the sole-source contract after the agency conducted a thorough market research into the crowdsourced security market and a trial of Synack’s security testing platform, […] More

  • IRS Extends Software Maintenance Contract With Cyber Armed Security - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IRS Extends Software Maintenance Contract With Cyber Armed Security

    Cyber Armed Security will continue its software maintenance services to the Internal Revenue Service‘s sign-on system through a six-month performance period. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday states the IRS exercised an option to extend maintenance services for 100,500 licenses of Passlogix-built v-GO Single Sign-On system. v-GO SSO is an enterprise single sign-on platform that works to automate username and password entry […] More

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    IRS Alerts Tax Professionals on Emerging Tax Software Phishing Email Scam

    The Internal Revenue Service has alerted tax professionals on an emerging phishing email scam that tricks recipients into clicking on a bogus link by pretending to be from tax software providers. The IRS said Thursday fraudsters use the email scam in an attempt to steal sensitive information such as passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or to make unnecessary […] More

  • Brian Clark: NCI Gets Extension on IRS Data Tech Services Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Brian Clark: NCI Gets Extension on IRS Data Tech Services Contract

    Reston, Virginia-based information technology services provider NCI has received a one-year, $4.9 million task order to continue its support for the Internal Revenue Service‘s efforts to implement big data analytics tools and practices. NCI said Wednesday it will help the tax collection agency develop an architecture prototype, interface with delivery partners and engineer documentation for the the agency’s Return Review Program. “NCI will assist […] More

  • GAO Vet Dianne Guensberg Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Assurance Practice Managing Director; Carlos Otal Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GAO Vet Dianne Guensberg Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Assurance Practice Managing Director; Carlos Otal Comments

    Dianne Guensberg, a 36-year veteran of the Government Accountability Office, has been appointed managing director of the public sector assurance practice at consulting and audit services firm Grant Thornton. Guensberg will work with the firm’s audit clients in government, Grant Thornton said Tuesday. “She brings more than 30 years of experience at GAO, a deep understanding of public sector […] More

  • Citizant to Deploy Affordable Care Act Applications; Alba Aleman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Citizant to Deploy Affordable Care Act Applications; Alba Aleman Comments

    Citizant has been awarded a $10 million contract with the Internal Revenue Service to deploy Affordable Care Act applications and establish a DevOps center of excellence. The company will provide program and project management support, integration, risk management and technical services for up to two and a half years under the contract, Citizant said Monday. […] More

  • ICF to Help IRS Gauge Customer Satisfaction; Larry Luskin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ICF to Help IRS Gauge Customer Satisfaction; Larry Luskin Comments

    ICF International has received a $21.5 million contract to design and administer surveys in support of the Internal Revenue Service“™s effort to gauge the service satisfaction of customers. ICF professionals will work to analyze survey data and yield reports as part of IRS“™ preparation for its annual customer satisfaction report to Congress, ICF said Tuesday. […] More

  • IRS Wants Info on Contact Center SaaS Offerings - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IRS Wants Info on Contact Center SaaS Offerings

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is requesting information about potential providers of a software-as-a-service platform designed for contact center operations. IRS said Aug. 10 in a FedBizOpps notice that it seeks a vendor who can deliver SaaS that complies with the agency’s information technology security and data privacy policies. The agency also wants to know […] More

  • Executive Profile: Matthew McCormack, RSA Global Public Sector CTO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Matthew McCormack, RSA Global Public Sector CTO

    Matthew McCormack serves as chief technology officer at the global public sector business of EMC‘s security division RSA. In that capacity, McCormarck oversees RSA’s technical strategic programs and partnerships with government agencies and critical infrastructure operators globally. He joined RSA in July 2012 after service as chief information security officer at the U.S. Defense Intelligence […] More

  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: Govt-Industry Agreement to Address Tax Fraud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: Govt-Industry Agreement to Address Tax Fraud

    The Internal Revenue Service has partnered with state tax officials and the tax industry on a collaborative project to bolster information sharing and analytics as part of efforts against identity theft and refund fraud. IRS said June 11 the government-industry project aims to establish steps for validating tax filing information, standardize sharing of identity theft information and […] More

  • IRS Eyes Own ID Verification Service With Planned $129M Acquisition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IRS Eyes Own ID Verification Service With Planned $129M Acquisition

    The 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. […] More

  • Unisys Earns IT Service Management Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unisys Earns IT Service Management Certification

    Unisys Corp. has received ISO/IEC 20000 certification for the company’s framework to deliver managed information technology services under an Internal Revenue Services enterprise storage initiative. The company’s federal systems business hosts petabytes of agency storage space in private cloud using ISO-qualified processes, Unisys said Tuesday. IRS awarded Unisys Federal Systems a potential $139 million contract in […] More

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