IRS selects new ops head

The IRS named Linda Stiff the deputy commissioner for operations support, for which she will oversee the tax agency's IT offices, chief financial officer, security, procurement, human capital and facilities. Her appointment and others announced today take effect Dec. 1. She replaces John Dalrymple, who is retiring after 20 years at the IRS.

Stiff currently is the deputy commissioner for the small business and self-employed division, where she managed its technology portfolio among her responsibilities. She participated in the IRS Human Capital Board, which develops workforce strategies.

IRS also named Kevin Brown to be deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, responsible for the agency's four operating divisions, Criminal Investigation and Office of Professional Responsibility. He replaces Mark Matthews, a former Justice Department lawyer, who will return to private practice.

IRS commissioner Mark Everson tapped Beverly Ortega Babers, the current chief human capital officer, to be chief of staff.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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