Even though the IRS has made improvements in information security, there are still weak spots in its in system access controls, audit trails, and remediation of security flaws, according to a new report.

The report was the result of an annual assessment of the adequacy and security of IRS information technology conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which found that the IRS had made progress on security -- to the point where the Government Accountability Office had downgraded information security at the service from a “material weakness” to a “significant deficiency” -- but that issues still remain.

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