An independent auditor also found that the department's IT controls were among the significant deficiencies.
When given the opportunity at a private briefing to respond to assessments and criticisms of the department's IT security posture, VA officials declined to comment.
Despite task force recommendations, the White House makes clear that Alexander's successor will play both roles.
A new report says compensation and culture are the biggest obstacles keeping the government from hiring the best and brightest technology professionals.
Steve Kelman contends that the recent GAO report shows the practice has truly arrived
Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Addressing fees and the need for oversight and guidelines would help avoid what one lawmaker called the trap of 'making it up as we go along.'
The CIO will have more influence on IT strategy and budgeting, and the Air Force will move some of its components to DOD's enterprise email.
The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives.
A new report from the Center for American Progress warns about the impact of the next round of sequester cuts on federal programs, including IT.
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