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IRS spends $18.2 million per year to run outdated system alongside its new replacement

An older system the Internal Revenue Service employs could cost taxpayers as much as $18.2 million per year until the agency fully commits to planned upgrades, according to a recent report.

GAO approves of NIJ's offender tracking system standard

After seven years of work, the National Institute of Justice is expected to publish by March 2016 a device standard for offender tracking systems. The technology, known as OTS, allows an individual to be monitored via hardware, such as an ankle cuff, that sends signals via GPS.

DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

GSA's internal labor market review helps leadership visualize, forecast workforce trends

The General Services Administration is using data science to address its human capital management challenges, said Paul Tsagaroulis, director of GSA's Human Capital Analytics Division.

Critical infrastructure oversight agencies aren't properly reporting cybersecurity metrics, finds GAO

Most sector-specific agencies of the federal government still have significant steps to take in mitigating cybersecurity risks that face key infrastructure, according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office.

DHS OIG identifies areas for improvement, need for additional OMB guidance in annual FISMA review

While the Homeland Security Department has made progress in strengthening its information security program, it is not fully in compliance with governmentwide requirements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.

OIG: Unimplemented plans, poorly positioned CIO threaten IT security at State Department

Several control weaknesses significantly impact the State Department's information security program, attributable in part to unimplemented strategies and a chief information officer who lacks security oversight authorities, a recent report found.

Agency writing gets clearer, report card shows

More agencies are making the grade when it comes to providing the public with easily understandable information, the 2015 Federal Plain Language Report Card finds.

Education Department CIO says FITARA Scorecard is bogus

The Education and Energy departments were ranked the worst among federal agencies for their failure to execute the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, in a scorecard issued by lawmakers earlier this month.

OIG: Education Department's IT is weak in 4 security areas

The Education Department has made improvements in strengthening its information security; however, continuous monitoring, configuration management, incident response and reporting, and remote access management remain weak.