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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.

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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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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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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.

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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?


Watchdog: 18F's Slack security exposed GSA data

GSA's innovation shop 18F enabled unauthorized data access by linking Slack and Google Drives with an open login standard, according to an inspector general alert.

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FDIC shakeup over 'major incident' revelations

The agency is scrambling to shore up its internal cybersecurity practices as watchdogs scrutinize a spate of unauthorized employee data extractions.

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New USPS legislation won't touch tech, probably

Lawmakers are exploring their options for an agency in dire need of aid.

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Stopping the federal IT security brain drain

To secure the talent they need, agencies must either find a way boost pay or fundamentally change the government-contractor relationship.

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State's school for cyber

Training 130 State Department foreign service officers on cyber is expensive but critical.

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Watchdog: Treasury hitting the mark as cyber steward

In its mission to help protect the nation's critical financial infrastructure, the Treasury Department is covering the bases, according to a new audit report.