Workforce

GAO: Barred contractors get millions

More than two dozen federal contractors guilty of fraud and illegal activity still managed to win millions of dollars in contracts, according to a new GAO report.

Cybersecurity

2010 budget adds to DHS immigration programs

The Obama administration has requested a 6.5 percent increase for the Homeland Security Department, which would raise the department’s discretionary budget to $42.7 billion.

IT Modernization

DHS' Beckström: Feds need to define cyber goals

An expert says the government needs to clarify its vision of what constitutes successful cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

FAA will use software to identify sensitive data

A recent data breach demonstrated how difficult it is for agencies with a large infrastructure to know where all their sensitive data is and to assure its security, an official says.

IT Modernization

Survey: Security is CIOs’ top challenge

Information security continues to be the leading priority and challenge for CIOs because threats have become more complex, according to a new survey.

Cybersecurity

Technology urged to stop tunnels at borders

Authorities found 93 illegal tunnels under U.S. borders from 1990 to November 2008, according to a new report that recommends more use of tunnel-detection technology.

IT Modernization

TSA checks out systems for waiting time data

The agency wants information on systems to collect hourly data on waiting times for passenger security checkpoints at airports.

Workforce

Devaney to oversee recovery funds

The Interior Department inspector general, who uncovered the department’s dealings with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, will monitor economic stimulus outlays for waste and abuse.

Cybersecurity

Infrastructure protection plan calls for data warehouse

DHS is working on creating a national data warehouse as part of its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan released on Feb. 19

IT Modernization

Treasury grapples with devising systems for TARP

The department plans to release soon requests for proposals for the modernization of two programs -- its foreign intelligence network and enterprise content management system.

IT Modernization

Issa seeks info on White House e-mail use

Rep. Darrell Issa, the senior Republican on the House Oversight panel, is asking the White House to clarify its policies on staffers using personal e-mail accounts such as Gmail.

Cybersecurity

DHS gets IT money in stimulus

The Homeland Security Department will get about $2.8 billion from the stimulus package; about half of that money will go for IT-related items such as scanners and surveillance systems.

IT Modernization

Treasury adds more accountability to TARP

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveiled a retooled TARP and Web site that will track funds and the effect of the financial stability plan on credit markets.

Workforce

ITAA opposes anti-counterfeiting proposal

Trade group says proposal would cause major liabilities for contractors.

Workforce

OMB would toughen how agencies measure program value

Orszag tells senators Obama's fiscal 2010 budget proposal would recommend eliminating some programs.

Cybersecurity

Editorial: Advocating for change

As the year draws to a close, FCW looks back at some of the issues its editors tackled in 2008.

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