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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1265: Treasury & IRS CIOs Receive IT Leadership Awards

IRS Logo 2Sonny Bhagowalia (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems & Chief Information Officer, U.S. Treasury Department) and Gina Garza (Chief Information Officer, IRS) received 2016 FedScoop 50 Leadership Awards. From an internal IRS memo (sent to me by a reader, who says he an IRS IT subcontractor):

Congratulations to CIO Gina Garza and Treasury CIO Sonny Bhagowalia for winning a 2016 FedScoop 50 award. Gina and Sonny were both recognized in the Federal Leadership category.

The FedScoop awards honor the federal and industry leaders who made significant contributions in the areas of cybersecurity and technological modernization. More than 340,000 votes were cast over the one-month voting period to narrow the field to 50 from the more than 1,000 original nominees.

"Receiving this award is such a great honor for me, IT and the IRS. It shows that we are recognized among our governmental technology-sector peers for the great work we do," said Gina.

Congratulations to Gina and Sonny.

From my reader (the IRS IT subcontractor):

"Cybersecurity" in this case being keeping emails from prying Congressional eyes, and "technological modernization" being spending $12 million on an email system that the IRS can't use. Or maybe "recycling" backup tapes on an accelerated schedule.

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Comments

Ouch.

Gotta reward people for the work they do or they might talk.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 25, 2016 4:09:49 PM

And oh what a story they could tell....

Posted by: Dsocpa | Nov 11, 2016 11:14:21 AM