Unpaid taxes could reach $7 trillion in the next decade. The White House recommends the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) respond by revamping its workforce and modernizing its networks.
- Shanna Webbers, chief procurement officer at the IRS, said her office’s effort to hire 80 new employees is “fantastic news,” demonstrates a recognition of the value the procurement team brings to the mission and presents an opportunity to modernize operations.
- Webbers said procurement employees are focusing on understanding the direction and modernization plan of their IT colleagues, articulating that to industry and streamlining acquisition processes.
- The procurement office has been sharing its Pilot IRS initiative, an agile acquisition method, with the other Treasury bureaus to help them incrementally identify and incorporate emerging technology, Webbers said.