Treasury crowd tips a hat to TIPSS-2

Treasury crowd tips a hat to TIPSS-2

Treasury Department, IRS and contractor officials celebrated the first birthday of the Treasury Information Processing Support Services-2 contracts with a gala symposium and lunch at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington late last month.

Mayi Canales, Treasury's deputy chief information officer, presented a multimedia view of the competitive outsourcing efforts she spearheads to 'reprioritize expenditures and develop common solutions' that 'unify, simplify and use what we have.'

A new departmental board, dubbed the CXO Council because it brings together a mix of CIOs, chief financial officers, program executives and human resources directors, is making decisions about current and future initiatives, Canales said.

The audience roared its appreciation of several humorous screen-savers that Canales said Treasury users see whenever Microsoft Windows crashes. Among them: 'Reflect, repent and reboot.'

Left: Attendees listen during the conference in one of the Willard's ballrooms.

Top Right: Canales presents her overview of TIPSS-2's first year.

Among others taking part in the conference:

Top left: Jerry Lewis, deputy director of the IRS Office of Technical Contract Administration

Top right: Roxanne Ulrich, an IBM Corp. contractor for TIPSS-2

Bottom left: Brian Packard, a program manager for Unisys Corp.

Bottom middle: John T. Smith, IRS director of Contract Administration

Bottom right: Jim Williams, IRS deputy associate commissioner for program management for Business Systems Modernization.

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