Government Accountability Office

GAO report highlights Einstein shortcomings

The Department of Homeland Security's Einstein program has built in limitations that prevent it from detecting previously unknown attack vectors, according to a watchdog report.

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Why DHS has no idea how much it spends on training

A new watchdog report lays out a massive governance and data problem at the Homeland Security Department.

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Congress needs to catch up on cybersecurity issues

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Congress is lagging on issues such as encryption and securing energy grids from cyberattacks.

Push for CISA repeal in Senate appears unlikely

In the House, privacy hawks are making a bid to repeal recently passed cybersecurity legislation, but a similar effort doesn't seem to be building in the Senate.

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Cautious enthusiasm for OMB's mobile consolidation plan

Federal CIOs and industry analysts see potential savings -- and potential problems -- with an emerging OMB policy that would compel agency IT managers to use GSA's mobile contracts.

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Schedule 70 sees growth in fiscal 2015

After a slowdown in previous years, GSA's biggest, most widely used contracting vehicle experienced modest growth in fiscal 2015, according to its manager.

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Citizens losing satisfaction with feds, but web services fare OK

Online tools helped buoy sinking satisfaction levels as 2015 saw federal customers growing less and less pleased with what Uncle Sam had to offer.

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Congress wants answers on Juniper breach

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking leaders of major federal agencies to produce any evidence that they used the compromised Juniper products.

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Ben Carson calls for a moon shot in cyberspace

The Republican presidential hopeful wants to create a National Cyber Security Administration to focus on cyberthreats.

Why the $300 million software project needs to go extinct

Private-sector innovation could send massive, failure-prone projects the way of the dinosaur if federal agencies are willing and able to seize the opportunity, says one leading CIO.

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ACT-IAC survey offers new cybersecurity ideas

The organization has gathered 200 ideas on securing government networks and managing cybersecurity policy and operations.

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Pentagon delays cyber contracting requirements

The two-year delay will give contractors time to adapt to a shifting landscape in cybersecurity requirements that has been characterized as a maze of piecemeal regulations.