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Rep. Cummings warns more feds at risk in USIS cyber breach

A review by federal cyber experts from DHS, ODNI and OPM raise the prospect that the initial estimate of 27,000 federal employees thought to have been impacted by the August 2014 cyber breach of security clearance contractor USIS is low. In light of that breach and others, OMB led a governmentwide review of contracts to ensure contractors are in compliance with laws and policies to protect government data on non-federal systems.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Carol Maloney , Donna Seymour , Tony Scott , OPM , OMB , Cybersecurity , USIS , Data Breach , GAO , Greg Wilshusen ,

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:46am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal cyber experts are raising the prospect that tens of thousands more federal employees could be at risk of identity theft from a corporate cyber breach than first reported. At issue is the U.S. Investigative Services breach in August. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on these new concerns, and what is being done to shore up contractor systems.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 09:46am EDT
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Census begins stretch run vowing not to make same mistakes

GAO warns the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the bureau needs to simplify its IT plans for the 2020 count. Census to finalize operational plan by September detailing technology and processes for the decennial population calculation.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , Census Bureau , Commerce Department , John Thompson , GAO , Carol Cha , Robert Goldenkoff , James Lankford , Decennial Census , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , mobile computing , Cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:32am EDT
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Senators question Treasury's transparency of its IT projects

Two key Senate lawmakers are questioning the Treasury Department's inconsistencies in reporting the health of its major technology projects.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Treasury , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , IT Dashboard , Sonny Bhagowalia , Ron Johnson , Tom Carper , Terry Milholland , GAO , IRS ,

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:30am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Census Bureau will release an operational plan for the 2020 population count in the next five months. Government Accountability Office experts warn the bureau needs to get that strategy right and avoid many of the mistakes that threatened the 2000 and 2010 decennial counts. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what Census has to do between now and September.

Tags: Census Bureau , GAO , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 06:26am EDT
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Majority of agencies meeting sustainable acquisition goals, OFPP says

A new report to Congress shows 17 of the 24 largest agencies bought sustainable products at least 95 percent of the time.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , GSA , GreenGov , management , industry ,

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 02:21pm EDT

Cyber award to Booz Allen begins CDM's value-chain evolution

DHS and OMB says the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will begin to show 'intrinsic value' to the government as more and more agencies benefit from the cyber tools and services. GSA's $39 million award to Booz Allen is the second of six awards for tools and services under the program.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , contracting , DHS , GSA , OMB , Grant Schneider , Mark Kneidinger , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Booz Allen Hamilton , Symantec Government Symposium ,

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs committee members are asking for more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA inspector general report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In his bi-weekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about these latest concerns. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what he found out.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , veterans , Veterans Affairs

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 09:07am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs lawmakers want more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA Inspector General report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest concerns from members of Congress on VA's cybersecurity.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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Military associations embrace some compensation and retirement recommendations

Five military associations are calling on the House Armed Services Committee members to take a closer look at several of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Air Force Association , Inside the Reporters Notebook , National Guard

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:25am EDT
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