Information Security: Progress Made, but Weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service Continue to Pose Risks

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "As part of its annual audits of IRS's financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information security controls at certain IRS facilities and over certain specific applications--controls meant to protect IRS's information systems and taxpayer data. Because the detailed reports that followed these reviews contained sensitive information and could be detrimental to the government if released to the public, they were issued only to IRS and congressional requesters. This public report is based on 18 such reports issued during the 3-year period ending July 31, 2002. ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. May 30, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "As part of its annual audits of IRS's financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information security controls at certain IRS facilities and over certain specific applications--controls meant to protect IRS's information systems and taxpayer data. Because the detailed reports that followed these reviews contained sensitive information and could be detrimental to the government if released to the public, they were issued only to IRS and congressional requesters. This public report is based on 18 such reports issued during the 3-year period ending July 31, 2002. Although it does not identify specific IRS facilities or applications, the report does provide GAO's assessment of the overall effectiveness of IRS's information security."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Information Security: Progress Made, but Weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service Continue to Pose Risks, report, May 30, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291741/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.