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Appendix B BRIEFINGS AND DOCUMENTS PROVIDED TO THE COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS Subject I. General Introduction and Orientation 2. The Integrated Data Retrieval System; Service Center Operations; Privacy Act of 1974; Tax Reform Act of 1976; Freedom of Information Act of 1968 3. Site visit to Atlanta Service Center; Cost Benefit Analysis of TAS (Tax Administration System); Original Justification for Integrated Data and Retrieval System 4. Microfilm Replacement Program; Program Integrity; Internal Audit; IRS Telecommunications; Systems Programming Site Visit to National Computer Center 6. Possible Changes to IRS Schedule DOCUMENTS REVIEWED - Place IRS National Office, Washington, D.C. October 10, 1979 National Research Council, Washington, D.C. December 12, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia February 20-21, 1980 IRS National Office, Washington, D.C. April 16, 1980 Martinsburg, W. Va. April 17, 1980 National Research Council. Washington, D.C. June IS, 1980 1. Highlights on Organization and Functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Internal IRS Document, September 1979. 2. Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in IRS. Internal IRS Document, Septem- ber 1979. 3. IRS Organization Chart. Internal IRS Document, September 1979. 4. IRS Security/Privacy Programs. Internal IRS Document, October 1979. 5. Inventory of Current Service Center and National Computer Center Equip- ment. Internal IRS Document, September 1979. 6. Equipment Replacement Program Management Plan. Internal {RS Docu- ment, September 1979. 48

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49 7. Summaries of General Accounting Office Reports as follows: (a) A Proposed Automated Tax Administration System for IRS, November 22, 1976; (b) Safeguarding Taxpayer Information, January 17, 1977; (c) IRS Security Pro- gram Requires Improvements to Protect Confidentiality of Income Tax Infor- mation, July 1, 1977; (~) An Analysis of IRS Proposed Tax Administration System: Lessons for the Future, March 1, 1978. S. Office of Technology Assessment Summary Report, A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System, March 1977. 9 ~ l'AS' Privacy Issues & Their Relationship to Current Plans. Internal TRS Document, November 28, 1978. 10. 3/79 Eauinment Replacement Program Milestone. Internal IRS Document, 11. March 1979. Letter of December 20, 1977 to Office of Management and Budget from Senate Judiciary Committee Members. Internal IRS Document. 12. Brooks Committee Correspondence. Internal {RS Document, May 2, 1978. 13. Chart - Present Computer System. Internal IRS Document, October 1979. 14. Thirteenth Report by the Committee on Government Operations: A Citizen's Guide on How to Use the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act in Requesting Government Documents. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1977. 15. Privacy Act of 1974. Internal IRS Document (Document 6372, rev. November 1978~. 16. 2060A Applications from Feasibility Study. Internal {RS Document, Decem- ber 1979. 17. Integrated Data Retrieval System. Publication 785, Internal Revenue Service (Rev. January 1976~. 18. Service Center Pipeline System (H2050A). Internal {RS Document, undated. 19. Chart - NCC Weekly Master File Processing Flow. Internal IRS Document, October 1979. 20. Systems Analysis Special Study on: Current CDC 3500 AonTications. Internal TRS Document, October 1979. 21. "Viewpoint How Confidential is the Tax Return?", The Tax Advisor, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 1979. 22. CY-1978 Volume of Disclosures of Tax Returns and/or Tax Return Informa- tion. Internal TRS Document, undated. Internal Revenue Code Section 6103, Confidentiality and Disclosure of Re- turns and Return Information, Commerce Clearing House, 1978. 24. Master File Data as of cycles: 7904, 7908, 7913, 7917, 7930, 7936, 7939, and 7943. Internal {RS Document, undated. 25. Feasibility Study on Service Center Replacement System. Internal TRS Docu- meet, October 1979. 26. Equipment Replacement Program, Transition Plan - Level IV. Internal TRS Document, February 8, 1980. 27. Service Center Replacement System. Request for Proposals Solicitation No. IRS-80-38 (2/80) March 11, 1980. 28. Report on IDRS Response Time/Capacity Analysis. Internal {RS Document, February 1980. 29. A Review of the Data Management System of the Social Security Administra- tion. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1978. -ran _ ~ ~ ~ v w ~ ~ v ~ ~ v I ~ . . . v w . . .

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50 30. A Second Review of the Data Management System of the Social Security Administration. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 1979. 31. Circular A-109, Offlce of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, April 5, 1976. 32. Database Management Systems Without Careful Planning There Can Be Problems. General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C., 1979. 33. Information Technology and Governmental Reorganization: Summary of the Federal Data Processing Project. National Technical Information Ser- vice, Springfield, Virginia, 1979. 34. Federal Data Processing Policies and Regulations. Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C., December 1978. 35. The Citizen as Taxpayer. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., ~ ,, ~ 1977. 36. How Taxpayer Satisfaction with IRS Handling of Problem Inquiries Could be Increased. U.S. General Accounting Office, September 1979. 37. Executive Summary, Microfilm Systems Study, Computerized Alternatives. Internal IRS Document, April 1980. 38. Study of the Integrated Data Retrieval System - Comparing Benefits and Costs. Internal IRS Document, April 1980. 39. Actions Regarding GAO Recommendations. Internal IRS Document, April 1980. 40. IDRS Response Time Study. Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center, Washington, D.C., October 1979. 41. Programmers' Handbook for IBM Systems. Internal {RS Document, 1978- 1980.