Audit Reports - FY2007 - No Script

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September 2007

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200730178Although Strong Efforts Were Made, a Significant Amount of the Telephone Excise Tax Overcollected From Individual Taxpayers May Never Be Refunded
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200730174The Estate Tax Collection Process Has Improved, but Opportunities Exist to Better Ensure Taxpayers Are Treated Equitably
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200710185Employee Plans Noncompliance Referrals Are Productive Sources of Work, but Processing Controls Need to Be Improved
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200710181The Growing Number of Requests for Procurement Actions at Yearend Increases the Risk of Inefficient and Ineffective Spending
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200710183Progress Has Been Made in Improving the Accuracy of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Transactions; However, Significant Work Remains
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200710188Five Fair Tax Collection Practices Violations Resulted in Administrative Actions in Calendar Year 2006
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200740187The 2007 Tax Filing Season Was Generally Successful, and Most Returns Were Timely and Accurately Processed
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200710139The Office of Appeals Has Improved Its Processing of Collection Due Process Cases
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200720161Effectiveness of Access Controls Over System Administrator User Accounts Can Be Improved
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200730169Improvements Have Been Made to Monitor Employers That Use Professional Employer Organizations, but More Can Be Done
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200740176Better Screening and Monitoring of E-File Providers Is Needed to Minimize the Risk of Unscrupulous Providers Participating in the E-File Program
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200710184Improving the Toll-Free Telephone Agreement Would Better Assure Tax-Exempt Customer Needs Will Be Met
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200730179Management Has Emphasized the Fraud Program, but Opportunities Exist to Further Improve It
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200730172Like-Kind Exchanges Require Oversight to Ensure Taxpayer Compliance
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200730180The Federal Tax Deposit Alert Program Helps Taxpayers Comply With Paying Taxes, but Alerts Can Be Worked More Effectively
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200730182The Employer’s ANNUAL Federal Tax Return (Form 944) Program Was Effectively Planned and Implemented, but Fewer Returns Than Anticipated Were Filed
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200730171Improved Procedures Are Needed to Identify Noncompliance With the Reporting Requirements for Contributions of Motor Vehicles
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200740175Delays in Transferring Innocent Spouse Claims Have Resulted in Some Inappropriate Collection Actions
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200730170Employees Are Not Always Ensuring That Taxpayers Pay the Maximum Amount Possible When Granting Partial Payment Installment Agreements
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200730173Significant Challenges Exist in Determining Whether Taxpayers With Schedule C Losses Are Engaged in Tax Abuse
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200720186Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration - Federal Information Security Management Act Report for Fiscal Year 2007


August 2007

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200740165Consolidation of Tax Return Processing Sites Is Progressing Effectively, but Improved Project Management Is Needed
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200740160Toll-Free Access for the 2007 Filing Season Was Effective, but the Quality and Level of Customer Service for Spanish-Speaking Taxpayers Could Be Improved
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200710128The Human Capital Office Made Improvements to the Employee Tax Compliance Program but Has Not Yet Improved the Detection of Noncompliance
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200720134Insufficient Attention Has Been Given to Ensure States Protect Taxpayer Information
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200710133The Office of Disclosure Can Improve Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act Requirements
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200730159Mismatched Names and Identification Numbers on Information Documents Could Undermine Strategies for Reducing the Tax Gap
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200730168Positive Steps Have Been Taken to Enhance the Sharing of Information Between Federal Agencies, but Additional Actions Are Needed
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200740167Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Notifying Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute
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200730163Opportunities Exist to Improve Manual Interest Calculations on Estate Tax Returns
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200740137Accuracy of Volunteer Tax Returns Is Improving, but Procedures Are Often Not Followed
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200710166Efforts to Collect Delinquent Employment Taxes Owed by Government Entities Could Be Improved
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200710135The Indian Tribal Governments Office Has Developed Aa Effective Customer Satisfaction Survey Process
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200740164The Internal Revenue Service Provides Helpful Tax Law Assistance But Still Has Problems With Tax Return Preparation Assistance
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200730111Processes to Resolve Business Taxpayers' Undeliverable Refunds Need to Be Strengthened
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200720121Annual Assessment of the Business Systems Modernization Program
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200710140The Development of Specific Long-Term Measures and Targets Improved the Internal Revenue Service’s Strategic Plan (2005 - 2009)
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200720129Standard Database Security Configurations Are Adequate, Although Much Work Is Needed to Ensure Proper Implementation
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200740130Evaluation of the Characteristics of Unnecessarily Filed Individual Income Tax Returns
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200740125Taxpayer Service Savings Estimates for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007 Could Not Be Validated
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200720117Efforts Have Been Made, but Manager and Employee Noncompliance With Security Policies and Procedures Puts Personally Identifiable Information at Risk
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200740131The Customer Account Data Engine Release 2.1 Generally Posted Tax Return Information Accurately
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200720120Processes for Determining Whether to Lease or Purchase Computer Equipment Need to Be Improved
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200730138The Kansas City Collection Field Function Office Properly Controlled Form 809 Receipt Books and Timely Transmitted Remittances for Processing
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July 2007

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200730122The Centralized Lien Unit Properly Filed Federal Tax Liens but Needs to Minimize the Number of and Improve Controls Over Liens Returned by Recording Offices
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200730132The Phoenix Collection Field Function Office Properly Controlled Form 809 Receipt Books and Timely Transmitted Remittances for Processing
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200720136Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration – Federal Information Security Management Act (Intelligence - National Security Systems) Report for Fiscal Year 2007


200720123While Improvements Continue in Contract Negotiation Methods and Management Practices, Inconsistencies Need to Be Addressed
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200740116Eliminating TeleFile Increased the Cost and Burden of Filing a Tax Return for Many Taxpayers
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200720107Employees Continue to Be Susceptible to Social Engineering Attempts That Could Be Used by Hackers
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200730126The Philadelphia Collection Field Function Office Properly Controlled Form 809 Receipt Books and Timely Transmitted Remittances for Processing
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200720080Vital Decisions Must Be Made to Ensure Successful Implementation of Customer Account Data Engine Capabilities
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200710113The Internal Revenue Service Expects to Spend About $13 Million to Recover From the 2006 Flood of Its Headquarters Building
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200740118Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Review of Restrictions on Directly Contacting Taxpayers
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200740119Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Review of Disclosure of Collection Activity With Respect to Joint Returns
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200740114Suspended E-File Providers Were Not Adequately Assisted With Reinstatement of Electronic Filing Privileges
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200720099The Modernized e-File Project Can Improve Its Management of Requirements
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200740115System Updates and Control Improvements Are Needed to Ensure Contact Recording Will Provide an Accurate Assessment of Taxpayer Assistance Quality
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200720104Network Devices Are Running Unnecessary Communication Services Which Could Expose Sensitive Data to Unauthorized Individuals


200730109Fiscal Year 2007 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers’ Property
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200720103Management Practices Over End-user Computer Server Storage Need Improvement to Ensure Effective and Efficient Storage Utilization
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200740112Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations
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200710106The Internal Revenue Pay-for-Performance System May Not Support Initiatives to Recruit, Retain, and Motivate Future Leaders
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June 2007

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200740105Additional Action Is Needed to Expand the Use and Improve the Administration of the Free File Program
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200720110Progress Has Been Slow in Meeting Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 Requirements
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200720108Sufficient Emphasis Was Not Placed on Resolving Security Vulnerabilities When Restoring the Electronic Fraud Detection System
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200710081More Complete and Accurate Data Are Needed to Assess the Impact of Actions to Address Compliance Reporting of State and Local Government Entities
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200710083Statistical Portrayal of the Criminal Investigation Function’s Enforcement Activities From Fiscal Year 2000 Through Fiscal Year 2006
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May 2007

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200730075Opportunities Exist to Help Seniors and Many Other Taxpayers That Repeatedly Make Mistakes on Their Individual Income Tax Returns
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200710076Actions Have Been Taken to Address Deficiencies in the Questionable Refund Program; However, Many Concerns Remain, With Millions of Dollars at Risk
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200740079Screening Electronically Filed Returns for Errors Provides a Significant Benefit and Does Not Appear to Be a Barrier to Electronic Filing
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200710077The Internal Revenue Service’s Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Remediation Plan As of December 31, 2006
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200710082Screening Tax-Exempt Organizations' Filing Information Provides Minimal Assurance That Potential Terrorist-related Activites Are Identified
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200710068Inefficiencies in Processing Operations Assistance Requests Caused Taxpayers Unnecessary Delays
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200740078The Strategic Improvement Themes in the Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint Phase I Report Appear to Be Sound; However, There Were Some Inaccurate Data in the Report
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200710071The Office of Appeals Needs to Improve the Monitoring of Its Campus Operations Quality
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200720064The Modernization and Information Technology Services Organization Can Improve Its Budget Formulation, Execution, and Review Processes
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April 2007

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200710074More Careful Monitoring of Billings for Working Capital Fund Administrative Services Is Needed
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200720073Continued Improvements Are Needed for the Development and Operations of the New Enterprise Services Organization
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200710069Invoice Audit of the Financial Statement/Government Accountability Office Audit Support Services Contract - TIRNO-03-K-00167
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200730070Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies
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200730063Opportunities Exist to Improve the Processing and Accuracy of Electronically Filed Individual Income Tax Returns


200740072Interim Results of the 2007 Filing Season
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200720065Complete Actions Were Not Taken to Validate the Best Software Solution Was Chosen for the Private Debt Collection Program
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March 2007

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200730062Social Security and Medicare Taxes Are Not Being Properly Assessed on Some Tips and Certain Types of Wage Income


200720052Oversight of the Electronic Fraud Detection System Restoration Activities Has Improved, but Risks Remain
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200710061Tax-Exempt Hospital Industry Compliance With Community Benefit and Compensation Practices Is Being Studied, but Further Analyses Are Needed to Address Any Noncompliance
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200720059The Background Investigation Process Needs Improvements to Ensure Investigations Are Completed Timely and Effectively
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200720060Sensitive Data Remain at Risk From the Use of Unauthorized Wireless Technology
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200730066The Private Debt Collection Program Was Effectively Developed and Implemented, but Some Follow-up Actions Are Still Necessary
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200730056Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2006
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200730058Centralized Sites Effectively Evaluated Offers in Compromise From Self-Employed Taxpayers and Assisted in Reducing Overall Staffing
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200740057Steps Can Be Taken to Reduce the Challenges Taxpayers With Vision Impairments Face When Attempting to Meet Their Tax Obligations
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200720048The Internal Revenue Service Is Not Adequately Protecting Taxpayer Data on Laptop Computers and Other Portable Electronic Media Devices
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200740055Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Restricting the Use of Records of Tax Enforcement Results
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200730051Fiscal Year 2007 Statutory Review of Compliance With Lien Due Process Procedures
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200710007A Statistical Portrayal of Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments’ Tax Filing Characteristics for Tax Years 2000 Through 2004
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200740053The Process to Separate Joint Tax Accounts for Innocent Spouse Cases Has Been Improved; However, Additional Actions Are Needed
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200740047The Correspondence Imaging System Helps to Manage Taxpayer Correspondence, but There Are Delays in the Scanning Process
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200720030Telecommunication Projects Need Improved Contract Documentation and Management Oversight
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200730049The Internal Revenue Service Needs to Improve Procedures to Identify Noncompliance With the Reporting Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions
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February 2007

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200710050Voucher Audit of the Information Processing Support Services Contract - TIRNO-00-D-00009
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200740029The Internal Revenue Service Provides Valuable Assistance in Locating Missing Children
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200730028The Internal Revenue Service Building Flood Caused No Measurable Impact on Tax Administration
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200710046Attestation Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Fiscal Year 2006 Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds
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January 2007

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200740026Improvements to the E-Help Desk Are Needed to Support Expanding Electronic Products and Services
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200730027The National Research Program Study of S Corporations Has Been Effectively Implemented, but Unnecessary Information Was Requested From Taxpayers
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200720023The Internal Revenue Service Adequately Protected Sensitive Data and Restored Computer Operations After the Flooding of Its Headquarters Building
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200720024Business Cases for Information Technology Projects Remain Inaccurate
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200710025Invoice Audit of the Management of Seized and Forfeited Assets Contract - TIRNO-05-C-00010
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December 2006

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200720005The Modernized e-File Project Can Improve the Management of Expected Capabilities and Associated Costs
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200730006Most Compliance Actions Were Prevented; However, Some Letters Were Sent Inappropriately to Taxpayers Affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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October 2006

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200720001The Modernization and Information Technology Services Organization's Revised Post Implementation Review Procedure Can Be Improved
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200720003The Internal Revenue Service Is Successfully Taking Steps to Transition Modernization Activities From the PRIME Contractor; However, Difficult Challenges Remain
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200720002Stronger Management Oversight Is Required to Ensure Valuable Systems Modernization Expertise Is Received From the Federally Funded Research and Development Center Contractor
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