Cyberattack, financial services

Senator asks Fed about SWIFT heist

Hackers are stealing millions by cracking weak links in SWIFT's interbank money transfer system, and Sen. Tom Carper wants to know what the Fed and others are doing about it.

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OMB teaches privacy pros about tech

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to forge links between privacy and tech experts, to help the two disciplines work together.

Will Hurd

Some improvement, but no A’s, on FITARA scorecard 2.0

In the second round of FITARA grades, many agencies improved but none managed to get top IT management marks.

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White House, Congress gird for another NDAA showdown

Among the provisions the Obama administration opposes is a measure that would codify U.S. Cyber Command as its own unified command and one that would restrict funding for the Pentagon’s prized outreach office in Silicon Valley.

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Is census 2020 running out of runway?

As the timeline shortens, House overseers are demanding that the CIO-less Census Bureau prove it is on track to get the technology and leadership ready for the 2020 headcount.

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How to stay off the High Risk List

The IBM Center for the Business of Government shares some ideas for staying off the Government Accountability Office's high-profile watch list.

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IGs press Senate on records access

A group of inspectors general appealed to congressional leaders to change a Justice Department order they say is preventing them from carrying out their oversight duties.

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OPM: Contractor's departure will not affect operations

Imperatis had been awarded a crucial contract to carry out the Shell modernization project for OPM. The firm has quit due to "financial distress," according to OPM.

Margie Graves

CFOs, CIOs learning the new lingo of efficient IT

Year-old FITARA rules are forging a new language between CIOs and CFOs.

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Federal background checks could soon factor in social media

After years of planning, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence approved the incorporation of public social media feeds in security clearance investigations -- a move that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Beth Cobert, OPM, official

OPM's sensitive data on feds still not encrypted

More than a year after the hack of federal personnel systems was revealed, the Office of Personnel Management is still unable to encrypt personal data on 4 million federal employees.

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Should airlines pay to get FAA tech past the 1990s?

The nation's air traffic control system is in dire need of stable funding. Is taking the checkbook away from Congress the answer?

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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