WASHINGTON — The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced that on January 1, 2018, James S. Jackson will assume the position of Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIGI). Mr. Jackson has served as an executive in TIGTA’s Office of Investigations since 2013 and will be replacing Timothy P. Camus, who will be retiring on December 30, 2017, after 32 years of Federal service.
“I thank Tim and am truly grateful for his many years of Federal service, especially for his service leading TIGTA’s Office of Investigations,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, in announcing the appointment. “Tim’s leadership was exemplary, and Jim Jackson will, I am sure, in like manner competently fulfill the duties of that leadership role,” Inspector General George added. “Throughout his service at TIGTA, Jim has demonstrated the qualities of an effective and able leader in one of the largest and most important components of our organization.”
The Inspector General also noted that Jim’s strong background in cybercrime will be critical to TIGTA’s ongoing efforts to protect the integrity of the Federal system of tax administration in the electronic environment. “Recent cyber events against the IRS have illustrated that bad actors are continually seeking new ways to attack and exploit IRS systems and processes in order to access tax information for the purpose of committing identity theft and filing fraudulent tax refunds. Bringing these bad actors to justice is a top priority for the IRS and for TIGTA as we seek to protect all aspects of the system, particularly the confidentiality of taxpayer information,” he said.
TIGTA’s Office of Investigations investigates allegations related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement concerning activities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and related entities, and also protects the IRS against external attempts to corrupt, threaten, or interfere with its employees. This mission is accomplished through proactive and reactive investigative programs.
The DIGI is a key position for TIGTA, as it oversees an organization of more than 390 employees in 66 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Jackson has been a manager at TIGTA since 2006. He began his Federal career with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1987. In 1993, he was selected for a special duty assignment with the USAF, Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he completed the USAF Special Investigations Academy as a distinguished graduate and went on to serve as a special agent in OSI’s Southeast Region. In 1997, Mr. Jackson transferred to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), where he was instrumental in the creation of NASA OIG’s cybercrime investigations capability, created an electronic case management system, developed agency policy, served as a headquarters desk officer, and was eventually promoted to the position of Resident Agent in Charge of the East Coast Region of NASA OIG’s Computer Crimes Division. While at NASA OIG, Jim was also assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Infrastructure Protection Center, where he led several high-level investigations involving network-based attacks against the United States.
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