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CMS Official Rajiv Uppal Appointed as IRS Chief Information Officer

Rajiv Uppal,

Chief Information Officer,

IRS

CMS Official Rajiv Uppal Appointed as IRS Chief Information Officer

The Internal Revenue Service has appointed Rajiv Uppal as chief information officer.

At the IRS, he will lead the agency’s efforts to improve taxpayer services, implement data- and analytics-based audits and modernize core infrastructure. He will also oversee the agency’s digital transformation efforts funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Uppal currently serves as the acting CIO of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and director of the CMS Office of Information Technology. He succeeds IRS Chief Technology Officer Kaschit Pandya, who served as the acting CIO at the IRS after Jeff King, the deputy CIO of the Department of the Treasury, stepped down as acting IRS CEO at the end of June, Nextgov/FCW reported Thursday.

Uppal’s appointment comes amid a slew of modernization efforts at the IRS, with contracts awarded to multiple companies.

In May, the IRS awarded Accenture Federal Services and Maximus spots on its seven-year, $2.6 billion Enterprise Development, Operations Services blanket purchase agreement. Both companies will compete for task orders to help the IRS create new models for customer interaction.

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