By Mary Mosquera
October 29, 2008
The Internal Revenue Service significantly improved its security
evaluations of major computer systems during fiscal 2008 that are
required under the Federal Information Security Management Act,
according to a recent report  from the Treasury Inspector General for
Tax Administration (TIGTA).
The Cybersecurity office of the IRS. Modernization and Information
Technology Services organization took steps to conduct certification and
accreditation more efficiently, the TIGTA report released Oct. 23
"Therefore, this year we evaluate this process as good," said Michel
Phillips, TIGTA's deputy inspector general for audit, adding that the
IRS continues to place a high priority on efforts to improve its
However. the service needs to strengthen the process to make sure that
the level of annual security controls and contingency plan testing is
adequate, the report said.
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