Management


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Watchdog: TSA needs to improve IT controls

An Inspector General audit identified three IT controls deficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, which potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the agency’s financial and operational data.

DOD's single IT service provider seeks to get synchronized

One challenge the Joint Service Provider has faced is simply getting IT personnel from across the National Capitol Region in the same place.

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IG: DOD behind on data centers

Consolidating data centers to save money has been a signature initiative of Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen, but the DOD inspector general says the department is lagging.

Cyberattack, financial services

DHS: Over 300 incidents of ransomware on federal networks since June

Two prominent senators had asked the departments of Justice and Homeland Security about the spread of ransomware, which encrypts a computer user’s data until hackers are paid off, usually in the form of a difficult-to-trace crypto-currency.

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White House pushes Congress to pass $3.1B IT modernization fund

The White House is preparing to send Congress more details on its plan for a revolving $3.1 billion IT modernization fund after the House Budget Committee failed to include the measure in the 2017 budget resolution.

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Defense chief's email reveals management style, private-sector outreach

The Defense Department has released 1,336 pages of messages and attachments associated with Secretary Ash Carter's personal email account, some of which shed light on his management style and private-sector outreach.

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CIOs: don't take the free movie tickets

Ethics violations could await agency leaders who see the movie on a vendor's dime.

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GAO calls for improved security for HealthCare.Gov

The nonpartisan Capitol Hill watchdog greeted the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a bracing dose of oversight about the security weaknesses of HealthCare.Gov.

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DISA tweaks RFP for $17.5B contracting vehicle

Officials hope Encore III can vault the Pentagon into a new era of secure and interoperable IT use.