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Medicare programs lead the federal government in improper payments by a large margin, and program administrators have been told to cut their improper payment rate in half by next year. Officials say they are taking several steps to stop payments before they leave the Treasury.
The Pentagon is taking its approach to audit readiness far more seriously than it has in the past, but achieving its goal of clean books by 2017 will take several more years of sustained commitment, DoD's CFO said Thursday.
The General Services Administration has become the first federal agency to move its entire workforce to a cloud-based email product. GSA said it moved all 17,000 of its users all at one time, but it couldn't have pulled off the transition without months of planning, training and preparation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that the previously discussed "popular devices" it will soon allow on its network are iPhones and iPads. Allowing the devices to connect will meet a growing demand by VA employees, but will mean accepting some level of security risk, VA's CIO said.
An Army-commissioned study finds that since 1996, the service has spent more than a billion dollars per year on defense systems that wound up being cancelled. Army leaders say they recognize the problem, and have already begun moving aggressively toward reform.
Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.
The Defense and Energy departments are starting two new joint research and demonstration projects intended to help DoD become less reliant on petroleum.
Even though a short era of ever-increasing military budgets has come to a close, Pentagon leaders said Monday their quest to find savings in defense spending is not aimed at reducing the profitability of contractors.
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Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.
The Defense Department will focus its energies on trying to make its IT systems so hard to penetrate that adversaries won't bother trying. The Pentagon barely mentions offensive capabilities in its new cyber strategy.
DHS, private research groups launch new tools to help agencies and industry close cybersecurity holes. DHS officials liken a rating system to the Energy Star labels that indicate how efficient appliances are.
Congress heard criticisms of the White House's cybersecurity proposal Friday, including claims that it provides incentives that could make the nation's critical infrastructure less secure.
Soldiers working at the Pentagon will trade their combat camouflage for business-like uniforms.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will cut its IT costs for email and collaboration services in half, by moving all its employees to the cloud. The science agency has just issued a three year contract to handle email, calendar, collaboration and mobile device synchronization. NOAA says it's the largest federal agency to move to a cloud solution so far. They expect to migrate 25,000 mailboxes to the new service by the end of this year.
One part of the Air Force overcame the challenges surrounding a relocation from Washington to Fort Meade, Maryland, by pursing an aggressive telework system. The Air Force central adjudication facility, which processes security clearances, equipped and trained all 155 of its employees to telework. The agency credits the remote collaboration tools it created for letting it hold on to 92 percent of its workforce, in spite of the move to Maryland. They say they also increased productivity by 55 percent in just one year.