July 07, 1998
Paul Cosgrave is Named Consultant
on Technology Modernization
WASHINGTON - The Internal
Revenue Service today announced that Paul J. Cosgrave has been appointed as a consultant
to the Commissioner for modernizing the IRS's information and telecommunication systems.
As a consultant, Cosgrave will provide advice and guidance on the design, development,
implementation and operation of the IRS's nationwide computer and telecommunications
"I'm really pleased that Paul has accepted this
appointment," Internal Revenue Commissioner Charles 0. Rossotti said. "He brings
to the IRS the experience and vision we need to continue the process we have begun of
modernizing our information technology systems so we can provide the kind of quality
service the American taxpayers deserve and expect."
As a consultant, Cosgrave will provide insight into the
feasibility and consequences of initiatives, plans, policies and programs related to
technology that support the tax administration system.
Cosgrave was most recently the president and CEO of Claremont
Technology Group, an international provider of information technology services. He also
served as executive vice president of Technology Solutions Company, and president and CEO
of AGC Computers, Inc. From 1973 to 1992, he worked for Andersen Consulting, in New. York,
becoming a managing partner responsible for the information technology consulting practice
in North and South America.
Cosgrave received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in industrial engineering.
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