TIGTA: 1,300 IRS Computers, 50% Of IRS Servers Are Running Outdated Operating Systems, Putting Taxpayer Data At Risk | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TIGTA: 1,300 IRS Computers, 50% Of IRS Servers Are Running Outdated Operating Systems, Putting Taxpayer Data At Risk

"Inadequate Early Oversight Led to Windows Upgrade Project Delays" is not a confidence-inspiring report title. And the findings of the audit are even more concerning. The IRS has spent $128 million in its attempt to upgrade all computers away from Windows XP and all servers away from Windows Server 2003. But when the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, conducted the audit between December 2014 and June 2015, about half of the agency's servers and more than 1,000 computers still had not been upgraded.

"At the conclusion of our fieldwork, the IRS had not accounted for the location or migration status of approximately 1,300 workstations and upgraded only about one-half of its Windows servers," the report explains. It's a diplomatic way of saying that a bunch of computers were missing, whether they were hiding in plain sight or in a black-market parts exchange somewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sure all Americans would be totally heartbroken if the IRS computer system crashed and erased all of our tax bills. Really heartbroken. You have NO idea of the tears and wailing that would ensue!

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