The IRS announced on Feb. 9 that Nancy Sieger will become CIO of the tax agency, after serving as the acting CIO since June 2019.

In a press release, IRS said she will be responsible for “all aspects of IT systems that operate the nation’s tax infrastructure,” and will oversee the 7,000-person IT organization maintaining hundreds of systems that support processing millions of tax returns.

“Nancy has done an exemplary job as Acting CIO supporting delivery of two rounds of Economic Interest Payments totaling more than $420 billion along with individual tax refunds of more than $320 billion during the pandemic,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “She is a remarkable person, and enjoys tremendous support from our entire IT team and throughout the IRS.”

He added that Sieger has “excelled from every perspective during a very challenging time for our organization and we are extremely pleased that Nancy has agreed to continue leading the IT organization.”

Sieger previously served as the Deputy CIO for Filing Season and Tax Reform at IRS, as well as the Acting Deputy CIO for Operations and the Associate CIO for Applications Development. Additionally, she served as chair of the IT Diversity and EEO Advisory Committee.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.