2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Christopher Slager

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Name: Christopher C. Slager
Title: IT Specialist (Operating System), Internal Revenue Service
Agency/Company: Department of the Treasury

Better systems for taxpayers. Slager is an IT specialist in name, but that role covers a wide range of duties, including budget management, presentations to executives and procurement oversight, all while working under tight budget constraints. In 2016, he led a successful migration of more than 1,000 users to a more modernized portal that now encrypts traffic, enables multifactor authentication and promises to save money. In addition, Slager worked with Unisys to develop a plan to upgrade old hardware in time for tax-filing season without affecting IRS customers.

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