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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury's Reger joins OMB

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

Tags: Teri Takai , FedRAMP , GSA , DoD , Keith Alexander , cloud , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Robert Work , Treasury , Mark Reger , Danny Werfel , Norman Dong , OMB , Anne Rung , Dennis VanderTuig , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Lesley Field , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:31pm EDT

DIA chief: Snowden leaks lead to Pentagon change

Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told the House Intelligence Committee that his agency has to assume that former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden took every document he accessed, and that much of it concerned Pentagon programs.

Tags: DoD , Defense Intelligence Agency , NSA , Michael Flynn

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 07:50pm EST

Top federal IT stories of 2013 provide few surprises

Federal News Radio surveyed more than a dozen current and former federal officials about what technology and acquisition stories stood out last year.

Tags: technology , contracting , HealthCare.gov , FITARA , Stephen Lewis , Barack Obama , shutdown , sequestration , OMB , mobility , PortfolioStat , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:59pm EST

Background check firm in hot water for 'flushing' records

The Justice Department has accused the company that performed background investigations of both National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis of defrauding the government, making false statements and breach of contract. DoJ's civil complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alabama alleges the company, which is the government's largest contractor for background-investigation services, submitted at least 665,000 background investigations to the Office of Personnel Management that hadn't been properly reviewed.

Tags: DOJ , OPM , background investigations , USIS , Aaron Alexis

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 01:29pm EST

DOJ joins whistleblower suit against company that vetted Snowden, Alexis

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower False Claims Act suit against the federal government's largest provider of background investigations. Filed under the False Claims Act, the suit alleges that USIS, which currently has a multimillion-dollar contract with the Office of Personnel Management, failed to properly review its casework before providing it OPM.

Tags: OPM , DOJ , USIS , whistleblower lawsuit , False Claims Act , Elaine Kaplan , Aaron Alexis , background investigations , oversight , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:21pm EDT

Snowden case threw 'hand grenade' into government secrecy, openness expert says

Despite progress by some agencies in processing FOIA requests, Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org says its difficult to measure how open the government really is.

Tags: Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , Transparency , openness and transparency , NSA , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:47pm EDT
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OPM defends 2007 background check of Navy Yard shooter

The same company that performed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's background investigation also performed a check of Aaron Alexis, the IT contractor who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. The Office of Personnel Management said it believes Alexis' background check was complete and that the Defense Department signed off on the results of the background check.

Tags: background investigation , Mert Miller , Patrick McFarland , USIS , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , Claire McCaskill , oversight , Navy , Jack Moore

Friday - 09/20/2013, 01:45pm EDT

US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Tags: 9-11 , terrorism , DHS , NSA , Chad Sweet , Mike Brown , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , privacy , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans' privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Tags: David Medine , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board , Federal Drive , NSA , NSA leaks , Cogan Schneier , oversight , people

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:41pm EDT
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