IRS News Release  
July 07, 1998

Paul Cosgrave is Named Consultant
on Technology Modernization

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today announced that Paul J. Cosgrave has been appointed as a consultant to the Commissioner for modernizing the IRS's information and telecommunication systems. As a consultant, Cosgrave will provide advice and guidance on the design, development, implementation and operation of the IRS's nationwide computer and telecommunications systems.

"I'm really pleased that Paul has accepted this appointment," Internal Revenue Commissioner Charles 0. Rossotti said. "He brings to the IRS the experience and vision we need to continue the process we have begun of modernizing our information technology systems so we can provide the kind of quality service the American taxpayers deserve and expect."

As a consultant, Cosgrave will provide insight into the feasibility and consequences of initiatives, plans, policies and programs related to technology that support the tax administration system.

Cosgrave was most recently the president and CEO of Claremont Technology Group, an international provider of information technology services. He also served as executive vice president of Technology Solutions Company, and president and CEO of AGC Computers, Inc. From 1973 to 1992, he worked for Andersen Consulting, in New. York, becoming a managing partner responsible for the information technology consulting practice in North and South America.

Cosgrave received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in industrial engineering.

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