The Internal Revenue Service has continued to make progress in addressing weaknesses in its information security control and improving its internal control over financial reporting, but weaknesses remain that could affect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer data, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

During fiscal year 2013, IRS management devoted attention and resources to addressing information security controls, and resolved a number of the information security control deficiencies that were previously reported by the GAO. However, significant risks remained, according to the GAO.

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