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Education Department faces tough criticism from Congress on its IT security

The department’s CIO fielded questions from Democrats and Republicans alike during a House oversight hearing on information system shortcomings.

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IG finds lapses in DHS IT security

An audit of fiscal 2015 information security practices noted progress but found that DHS components did not maintain their security programs on a continuous, year-round basis.

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Moving forward with FITARA

Agency CIOs can lead real and lasting change with the help of other government leaders and old-school performance grades.

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IG: OPM still vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Office of Personnel Management's lack of compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act leaves it vulnerable to another cyberattack, according to an audit from the agency's internal watchdog.

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GAO nixes Peace Corps' email plans

Auditors ruling on a bid protest could bring clarity to how follow-on contracts should be handled.

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Sun could be setting on DUNS

Open-government advocates have long criticized the reliance on the proprietary DUNS identifier in federal contracting, and it appears that some agencies are listening.

Is it time to regulate the automotive Internet?

Despite sensational media reports about cyber vulnerabilities, Congress and federal officials appear to be in the slow lane when it comes to regulating connected cars.

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Federal shared services -- is the third time the charm?

The creation of a new oversight office in GSA leaves many critical issues unresolved, but it's an important improvement nonetheless.

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Clock ticking on FITARA implementation

There's much to do in a short amount of time to make the IT reforms in FITARA work, leaders say.

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VA watchdog-in-waiting promises more whistleblower protections

The Inspector General nominee at the Department of Veterans Affairs told a Senate panel he could institute reform in the short time he'll have on the job.

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Is the 25-year-old CFO Act ready for the future?

The CFO Act has solved many of the problems it was intended to fix, but top federal financial managers are often too busy with compliance to deal with higher-level challenges, according to a new report.

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White House offering $100M in grants for IT job training

The Obama administration on Nov. 17 announced new efforts to boost IT-sector employment; 30-40 grants are expected.

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