The Internal Revenue Service needs to improve the management of its backup and restoration process, according to a new report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, examined the IRS’s Tier II Environment Backup and Restoration Process, which protects important data saved on its computer systems. TIGTA evaluated the process following an incident in which the IRS discovered that a backup did not exist when needed to restore significant data. In addition to finding that the IRS is not effectively managing the process, TIGTA learned the IRS did not take effective action following this incident.

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