The Federal Chief Information Officer's Council recommends agencies use a methodology employed by the Defense Department for their mobile application vetting needs.
While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used an official government email address, reported the New York Times March 2.
The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't done enough to protect its air traffic control system from cyber attacks, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report. "Significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system," the GAO says in the report.
The Government Accountability Office focused on major automated information system, or MAIS, programs such as communications, logistics, management, and command and control systems. In fiscal 2013, DoD spent about $4.4 billion on MAIS programs out of the nearly $31.9 billion earmarked for IT investments.
The Coast Guard may have improperly granted approval to members stationed outside the contiguous United States to seek healthcare services that led to unnecessary costs and lost productivity – issues that have since been corrected.
The Bureau of Indian Education doesn't know the state of its schools across the country due to inaccurate or incomplete data collected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, says a Feb. 27 Government Accountability Office report. GAO's investigation shows that issues with the quality of data on school conditions – such as inconsistent data entry by schools and inadequate quality controls – make determining the number of schools in poor condition difficult.
Employees at a Veterans Affairs Department regional office in Arkansas changed the dates on disability claims to make it appear that the office wasn't falling behind in processing them, says a Feb. 26 VA inspector general report. The report says that staff at the Little Rock regional office claim they were following guidance handed down from the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Reporting on the Internal Revenue Service's information technology investments is unreliable in terms of cost, schedule and scope of performance, says the Government Accountability Office.
The Senate Feb. 26 is poised to pass a clean bill that it advanced the day before by a 98-2 vote. It fully funds DHS, which has been operating on a continuing resolution for fiscal 2015. That resolution expires on Feb. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
The Energy Department's ability to manage contaminated facilities that need to be disposed of is hindered by limited data on those facilities, says a Feb. 25 Government Accountability Office report.