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TMF to fund Labor Dept. data project

The Technology Modernization Fund doled out its first project of 2021 the day after getting $1 billion in the Biden administration's Rescue Plan legislation.

USPS, CBP share shipping data to track opioids

The Postal Service still needs to work on its ability to share international shipment data with Customs and Border Protection, according to an oversight report.

Post Office IG wants tech help desk

The USPS watchdog shares computer support with the OIG at Peace Corps.

Poll: VA the least-liked federal agency

Americans like the Post Office, NASA and the Secret Service, but aren't thrilled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.

Wanted: Autonomous vehicle tech for mail delivery

The Postal Service wants information about sensor, guidance and operational technologies as well as expertise on testing and integrating the autonomous vehicle tech into its existing fleet.

Federal agencies reacted unevenly to Equifax breach

The federal government's central cyber incident response agency played a minor role in the wake of the Equifax breach, while agencies wondered who was in charge.

Lawmakers seek answers on security application release by USPS

Two Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want details on how a former CIA officer's federal security clearance application ended up in the hands of a political action committee.

Are postal carriers out as potential census takers?

Lawmakers are pressing the Census Bureau's decision to ditch a pilot program to test postal workers as enumerators in the 2020 population count.

Lawmakers look to CBP, Post Office on opioid data sharing

Senators want Customs and Border Protection and the Post Office to gather more data on incoming international illicit Fentanyl packages and urge both develop electronic package pre-arrival data exchange.

Commerce looks to the post office for census help

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified the department is "in negotiations" with USPS to use its postal carriers part-time to conduct Census operations during the 2018 end-to-end test.

Is USPS prepping for driverless mail trucks?

A report by the USPS Office of the Inspector General examines how autonomous vehicle technology could change the way the Postal Service transports and delivers the mail.

USPS knocked for widespread Hatch Act violation

Watchdogs found that violations of federal law during the 2016 presidential campaign were the result of institutional practices that must be corrected.

OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations.

IG: USPS at risk of unauthorized network access

The U.S. Postal Service does not know how many internet-facing hosts it has, lacks adequate firewall protections and is therefore vulnerable to unwanted network intrusions.

USPS flooded with false malware positives

The U.S. Postal Service's cyber incident system is overwhelmingly identifying normal activity as malicious, according to a new inspector general report.

New USPS legislation won't touch tech, probably

Lawmakers are exploring their options for an agency in dire need of aid.

Why one government agency seems less than thrilled about Census modernization

The Census Bureau's ambitious modernization plan aims to save $5 billion, but the Postal Service appears worried about losing revenue from delivering fewer paper questionnaires.