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GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist

Aside from the abrupt personnel changes at the General Services Administration, the spending scandal highlighted the role of the agency inspector general in federal oversight. But it turns out many agencies and departments now lack an official IG, according to data maintained by the Project on Government Oversight.

Tags: management , CIGIE , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , inspectors general , Brian Miller , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:21pm EDT

Analysis: Increased financial reporting by federal execs under STOCK Act necessary

President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday prohibiting members of Congress, the President and thousands of federal workers from engaging in insider trading. Under the law, lawmakers and government employees will be required to report certain financial transactions within 45 days of the initial trade. Those reports which now are typically only available upon request will be made available on agency websites and, eventually, on searchable databases.

Tags: STOCK Act , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , Francis Rose , Congress , financial disclosure

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:24pm EDT

GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio

Asif Khan, the director of financial management and assurance at GAO, and Mike Sullivan, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss two recent GAO report.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose , acquisition , DoD , Selected Acquisition Report , Asif Khan , Mike Sullivan , GAO

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:04pm EDT

Large power supplier vulnerable to 'any knowledgeable hacker'

A federal utility powering a third of the Pacific Northwest is vulnerable to computer breaches. An Energy Department audit found the Bonneville Power Administration, which services hospitals, banks, and critical military installations accounts for 30 percent of the region's power.

Tags: Nextgov , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:57pm EDT

On the show today - April 3

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Francis Rose , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Martha Johnson

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:18am EDT

Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

Tags: green government , Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Francis Rose ,

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT

Have you been a victim of 'drive-by' malware?

"Drive-by" malware infected more than ten million computers in February, according to a statistical analysis by Barracuda Labs. "Drive-by" malware describes files that people download from a site without knowing where it came from or what it really does.

Tags: Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , malware

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:08pm EDT

TIGTA: IRS cyber response center needs some improvements

The cybersecurity response center at the IRS is mostly working, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. However, in the report, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said that the Computer Security Incident Response Center isn't reporting every computer security incident as it's supposed to.

Tags: Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , TIGTA , Treasury , IRS

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:03pm EDT

IGs express concerns with Senate cyber bills

The legislative committee of the Council of the Inspectors General has weighed in on two Senate cybersecurity bills. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced the SECURE IT act.

Tags: Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Congress , Peggy Gustafson , SBA

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:45pm EDT

On the show today - April 2

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Greg Shannon , CERT , Ana Galindo-Marrone , OSC , Hatch Act , Peter Budetti , CMS , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:20am EDT
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