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What you should know about tax-related identity theft

From: Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources, Information Technology Security Office, and other offices at Virginia Tech are receiving reports of tax-related identity theft. 

The IRS defines tax-related identity theft as theft that occurs when someone uses your stolen social security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.  Employees are urged to be vigilant in protecting their social security number and to be aware of the risk of tax-related identity theft. 

The Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft published by the IRS provides more information about tax-related identity theft and what to do if you are a victim.

If you believe you may be a victim of tax-related identity theft, contact law enforcement and follow the other steps indicated by the IRS.  

Spotlight on Information Technology
High Performance Computing Day 2015 April 6, 2015

High Performance Computing Day was held April 6. HPC Day is a day-long showcase of current Virginia Tech supercomputing projects and large-scale research computing. HPC makes it possible for engineering, biological and physical sciences, social research, economics, genomics, and mathematics to leap forward faster than ever, by running simulations and models faster and more comprehensively than was ever before possible.

Featured speakers brought insights into state-of-the-art high performance computing. These were Cleve Moler, Chief Mathematician of MathWorks, Rupak Biswas, head of Advanced Computing at National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Sallie Keller,  Director and Professor of Statistics, Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech.  Panel discussants focused on “What Can ARC do for You and Your Research,” helping participants learn more about the educational and support services that can boost adoption of cutting-edge tools available, and on organizing HPC in a higher education environment. Finally, HPC Day showcased the work of current researchers from diverse content areas.

For more on HPC Day 2015, see For information on advanced research computing at Virginia Tech, see

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The mission of Virginia Tech's Information Technology organization (IT) is to serve the university community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by applying and integrating information resources to:
  • Enhance and support instruction, teaching and learning;
  • Participate in, support and enhance research;
  • Foster outreach, develop partnerships with communities and promote the capabilities of advanced networking and communications;
  • Provide, secure, and maintain systems allowing the university to accomplish its missions.

Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors »

The Current Information Technology Annual Report describes the organization’s accomplishments for the 2013-2014 year.

The website provides information on IT services.

For help or assistance, go to

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology MC 0169
800 Drillfield Drive / Suite 314
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-4227

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