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State officials cleared in Benghazi security gaps

Four State Department officials have been cleared of security failures that led to an attack last year on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, authorities said Tuesday.

Tags: Benghazi , terror attacks , Congress , Eric Boswell , Charlene Lamb , Raymond Maxwell , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:38pm EDT

State's cybersecurity office 'ineffective,' 'inefficient'

A recent IG report said the State Department's Bureau of Information Resource Management's Office of Information Assurance lacks organization and lags in performance. The report made 32 recommendations for the office.

Tags: cybersecurity , inspector general , certification and assurance , IRM/IA , Bureau of Information Resource Management , William Lay , technology , oversight , Cogan Schneier

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:21am EDT

Gallup to pay millions to settle complaints of inflated contract prices

Polling and research firm Gallup will pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Procurement Integrity Act. The government alleged Gallup knowingly inflated contract prices.

Tags: Timothy Cannon , Michael Lindley , U.S. Mint , Justice Department , False Claims Act , Gallup , acquisition , FEMA , Ronald C. Machen Jr. , Stuart F. Delery , Cogan Schneier , whistleblower

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:42pm EDT

NIST to set standards for biometric recognition technology

In an effort to incorporate iris, facial and fingerprint recognition technologies across the government, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee pressed the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a date for the release of national biometric recognition standards.

Tags: technology , Congress , John Mica , Oversight and Reform Committee , Charles Romine , NIST , John Allen , FAA , Brenda Sprague , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

No sequester furloughs at State Department

Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its employees to take unpaid leave.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Patrick Kennedy

Friday - 05/03/2013, 04:50pm EDT

State Department hits Raytheon with $8M penalty

The American defense company Raytheon has agreed to an $8 million settlement for violating U.S. arms control regulations.

Tags: Raytheon , industry

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 09:00pm EDT

Charge disclosed in Cuban spying against US

Tags: Justice , USAID

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Dad says diplomat had passion for foreign affairs

Anne Smedinghoff had a quiet ambition and displayed a love of global affairs from an early age, joining the U.S. Foreign Service straight out of college and volunteering for missions in perilous locations worldwide.

Tags: Anne Smedinghoff , Afghanistan , Foreign Service ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 04:16am EDT
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