IRS modernization chief Concklin to step down

IRS modernization chief Concklin to step down

By Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff

MAY 11—Bert Concklin, associate commissioner of the IRS Business Systems Modernization Office, said he plans to leave the agency in early September, 15 months after taking the job.

'I will leave the IRS to pursue other opportunities,' Concklin said in a written statement. 'The Business Systems Modernization program is one of the most important technology management challenges in government, and it has been an honor to lead such an effort.'

John Reece, the agency's chief information officer and deputy commissioner for modernization, will take charge until the IRS names a successor to Concklin.

'I believe it's possible for me to leave the program at this point with minimal disruption,' Concklin said.

He joined the IRS in June 2000, a year and a half after the agency awarded its multiyear, multibillion-dollar modernization contract, known as Prime, to Computer Sciences Corp. With the March 31 release of the latest modernization blueprint and the April award of four subcontracts for various projects, the IRS and CSC were just starting to move modernization out of first gear.

Before coming to the IRS, Concklin was president of the Professional Services Council of Arlington, Va.

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