Events for the week ahead

A selection of noteable happenings coming up in the federal IT community.

More setbacks for DOD financial management reform?

Unauthorized changes, data inconsistencies could put audit-ready goal at risk.

GSA agrees to speed up system patches

GSA failed to comply with its own patching guidelines in three of the four systems examined, IG finds.

John Gingrich, VA

Agencies take action as GAO knocks strategic sourcing effort

After an audit found that agencies have made very little use of strategic sourcing, DOD and other agencies point to some reforms, pledge to make more.

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Abuse prevention for government charge cards becomes law

The president signed a bill that will put more controls on the use of government charge cards.

Janet Napolitano

Cybersecurity awareness descends on Washington

Cybersecurity Month has sparked a renewed push to talk up the urgency of the risk and the need for solutions.

Joe Jordan

Departments missing chance to save big money

A pending report on four key agencies finds less than 5 percent of FY 2011 procurement was managed through strategic sourcing.

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