IRS names new chief risk officer to help restore agency’s integrity

(Susan Walsh/AP)
(Susan Walsh/AP)

The Internal Revenue Service this week named a new chief risk officer, appointing an experienced financial manager from Congress’s investigative arm to the position on Tuesday.

David Fisher, former chief administrative officer at the Government Accountability Office, will take steps to restore the agency’s integrity in the wake of a scandal that involved inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, according to acting IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel.

Fisher will also serve as a senior adviser to Werfel, according to a report from the Associated Press.

In his position with the GAO, Fisher was in charge of the agency’s internal operations, including its budget and financial management. He also led a Defense Department effort starting in 2005 to overhaul the Pentagon’s business operations.

More information about this development is available from AP.

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