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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 , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , IT Dashboard , Sonny Bhagowalia , Ron Johnson , Tom Carper , Terry Milholland , GAO , IRS , Jason Miller

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

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

A number of changes to USASpending.gov took effect on April 1, and they've already got people irked. The site is supposed to provide easy public access to data on federal contracts, grants and financial assistance. Treasury Fiscal Assistant Secretary David Lebryk says in a blog post that the changes were supposed to help improve site navigation, and make the data it tracks easier to understand. Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze the site changes and the blowback they've already generated.

Tags: Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coalition , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , USASpending.gov ,

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 09:46am EDT
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OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services. Mader said along with Treasury, OMB will be determining how best to get agencies to move to one of four federal providers.

Tags: Management , David Mader , OMB , exclusive , Shared services , GSA , USDA , financial management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 06:39pm EST
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Dick Gregg, Managing Director, HJ Steininger

Some agencies have ambitious modernization goals because of the DATA Act. The Treasury Department replaced 30 legacy payment systems last year. But some plans work better than others. Dick Gregg is former fiscal assistant secretary of the Treasury Department and managing director of H.J. Steininger. He's using his experience at the Treasury to think of the three best ways to take advantage of the DATA Act, and he shared them on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Dick Gregg , HJ Steininger , DATA Act , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 05:03pm EST
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FBI: Cyber attack against Sony would have bested most federal defenses too

Whether or not North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, its level of sophistication suggests it was sponsored by a country, not a group of hackers. And the FBI believes the same attack could just as easily have penetrated most sophisticated networks, including government ones.

Tags: DHS , FBI , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Demarest , Brian Peretti , Phyllis Schneck , Senate Banking Committee , Bloomberg Government , Oversight , information sharing , technology , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 03:50am EST
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Disability hiring on the rise, OPM says

Four years after a push from the President, the federal government is hiring employees with disabilities at a rate that's higher than it's been in decades, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , disability hiring , Jory Heckman , DoD , Treasury Department , Veterans Affairs ,

Monday - 12/08/2014, 11:39am EST

Not the Montgomery Ward, but the shared services catalog

The Treasury Department isn't quite getting ready for the Christmas buying season, but it is preparing for the shared services buying season. Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015.

Tags: Management , financial management , OMB , Dave Mader , Beth Angerman , HUD , Brad Huther , DHS Chip Fulghum , Shared services , National Academy for Public Administrations , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:34am EST

Treasury names Bhagowalia as its new CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia comes back to the federal government after spending almost three years working for the Hawaii state government as a technology executive.

Tags: people , technology , Sonny Bhagowalia , Shared services , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/20/2014, 05:24pm EDT

White House gives agencies the lead role in combating ID theft

The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , White House , GSA , Barack Obama , SANS Institute , Alan Paller , John Pescatore , identity management , HSPD 12 , government charge cards , identity theft , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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