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IG: ICE IT system deficiencies threaten data integrity

Deficiencies in Immigration and Customs Enforcement's general IT controls could jeopardize the privacy and integrity of critical financial and operational data, according to a new report.

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Watchdog: VA benefits system lacks accurate audit logs

An Inspector General report revealed that Veterans Benefits Management System cannot effectively respond to security violations because of deficient audit logs.

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Hundreds of comments shape final Data Act schema

One year before the Data Act’s big reporting deadline, the Treasury Department dropped a finalized picture of how all the government's spending data will actually come together.

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New Labor Department employment portal targets veterans

The Labor Department is officially launching a "first stop" website to bring together the resources of multiple agencies for job-seeking veterans.

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Senate VA bill looks to change agency culture, accelerate termination for cause

A new bill would make it easier for the VA secretary to fire executives and rank-and-file employees.

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GAO: SEC needs to follow its own security plan

A new GAO report says the SEC's financial data could be accessed by former or disgruntled employees unless proper access management controls are instituted.

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HPC boosters back FITARA exemption for national labs

At a Capitol Hill conference, high-performance computer operators and vendors said the powerful machines should not be categorized as garden-variety IT for the purposes of procurement.

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Why OPM is prioritizing higher education for feds

A new training push might be equipping feds with skills that could help them jump to the private sector, but one leader says that's okay.

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DHS set for new wave of IT hiring

DHS is developing an IT/cybersecurity-specific hiring fair, and the agency might take the show on the road.

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More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

The Social Security Administration's internal watchdog said modernization would help the agency keep personally identifiable information out of mailings to beneficiaries.

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Can investigators reverse engineer insider threats?

The idea is to use past insider threat incidents to stitch together profiles of future rogue employees.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Senators press OMB for A-130 update

Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.