The continuing resolution Congress passed, and President Biden signed, puts the next shutdown deadline just before Thanksgiving. The current CR runs out November 17th. Margaret Weichert, former Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, and Gordon Bitko, Executive Vice President for Public Sector at the Information Technology Industry Council and former Chief Information Officer at the FBI, discuss what federal government leaders should do between now and November 17th in case they’re in this spot again.
The tax return backlog at the Internal Revenue Service cost more than $3 billion in interest taxpayers got because their refunds were late. That payment is just one consequence of the IRS’s transition to digital records. Bryce Kisler, Assistant Inspector General for Audit in the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, explains what those roadblocks are, and how the agency can fix them.
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