Gonzalez becomes IRS' acting CIO

Art Gonzalez, deputy chief information officer at the Internal Revenue Service, has been named acting CIO following the departure of W. Todd Grams, according to an agency announcement.

Grams’ last day was July 7; Gonzales stepped into the spot the same day.

Gonzalez joined the IRS in September 2004 as one of six business executives recruited into the agency on nonrenewable, four-year contracts. He became the deputy CIO in August 2005.

“I am fortunate to have him in that job," Grams said in a November 2005 Federal Computer Week interview about Gonzalez as deputy CIO. "I can be extremely comfortable that when Art is acting on my behalf, he’s making the same kind of decision that I would be making."

Grams joined the IRS in February 2001 as chief financial officer, having worked for more than 20 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Management and Budget. While he was CFO, the IRS obtained its first-ever clean financial opinion from the Government Accountability Office. Grams became CIO in June 2003.

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