Logistics Information Systems

Treasury announces plan for invoice portal

The Treasury Department will install an electronic invoice processing system by the end of fiscal 2012.

Administration wants millions to expand payment ineligibility portal

The Obama Administration has asked Congress for $10 million to expand and enhance VerifyPayment.gov to avoid $50 billion in improper federal payments.

Senior Army acquisition official resigns

Michael O'Neill abruptly resigned from his position as assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition.

Franken sets hearing on iPhone tracking

In the thick of privacy questions resulting from the discovery that Apple monitors consumers' GPS locations in an unprotected way, Sen. Al Franken announces a hearing on the subject.

FEMA needs to bridge logistics software gaps: IG

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has made progress in logistics, but its Total Asset Visibility logistics information system isn't finished, a new report says.

DHS still pondering biometric air exit system

The Homeland Security Department is still considering whether -- and how -- to proceed with a system to electronically collect fingerprints from non-U.S. visitors as they leave the United States by aircraft.

VA fiduciary management system is inadequate, GAO says

The Veterans Affairs Department's case management system for overseeing fiduciaries for 103,000 disabled veterans is not up to the job, the GAO says.

FBI pushes back completion date for Sentinel file system

The FBI plans to complete the development of its new electronic case management system in September 2010, months later than previously planned, according to the Justice Department's inspector general.

VA could repeat mistakes in IT program, IG says

The VA's program to develop a financial and logistics system has the same problems as a previous effort, according to a new report from the department's inspector general's office.

Rising Star Joseph Arthur Rhodes

Rhodes planned and coordinated the construction of a facility at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to support the deployment of the Movement Tracking System, which tracks the location of logistic vehicles and their content.

Industry outscores government for Web site quality

Federal sites, on average, scored lower than those of state governments and industry on a 100-point scale devised by a Brookings Institution researcher.

DHS data center problems addressed in funding bill

The House Appropriations Committee today approved a DHS funding bill that provides very little money for the department's data center consolidation.

Two biometric systems being tested

The Homeland Security Department has started testing two ways in which government officials, not airlines, could collect biometrics from non-U.S. air travelers as they leave the country.

US-VISIT tests new approaches to exit system

The Homeland Security Department will begin testing two methods for collecting biometric data electronically from non-citizens as they leave through U.S. airports.

Napolitano wants millions for IT

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano told a House committee today about DHS' plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in IT systems.

White House proposes cuts to FCS

The budget request would cut funding by more than $600 million for the Future Combat Systems program.