September 05, 1996
Sarah Whitbeck is New Director
of Government Program Management Office
WASHINGTON - Commissioner of Internal Revenue Margaret Milner
Richardson today announced the appointment of Sarah Whitbeck as the
first director of the new IRS Government Program Management Office.
Whitbeck will be responsible for the day-to-day technical
management of the IRS's computer modernization program, including
the management of outside contractors who provide services and
products for the modernization program.
Commissioner Richardson said, "We are pleased to have someone
with Sarah's experience on our team as we continue to modernize our
technology to provide better service to taxpayers."
The IRS recently created the GPMO after observing large
information technology program offices at NASA and the Air Force.
The IRS also received input from the IRS's Federally Funded Research
and Development Center and the Illinois Institute of Technology
Chief Information Officer Arthur Gross said, "This new office
will enhance the IRS's ability to design and build effective systems
and mitigate the risks inherent in developing new systems."
Whitbeck has been with the New York State Department of
Taxation and Finance since 1978, where she was responsible for
implementing and managing several large technology-based programs.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of
New York in Binghamton.
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