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Despite Obama directive, agencies maintain ad-hoc approach to unclassified information

Congressional report points to misuse of TSA's "sensitive security information" designation for unclassified agency data.

Tags: Congress , controlled unclassified information , TSA , Annmarie Lontz , John Mica , Darrell Issa , Patrice McDermott , John Fitzpatrick , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:00pm EDT
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VA cyber saga continues as audit shows continued holes in network security

Documents obtained by Federal News Radio show VA's financial audit found material weaknesses, including the failure to remove terminated employees from accessing the network, and the lack of a formal process for monitoring, preventing installation and removing unauthorized application software on agency systems. House Veterans Affairs lawmakers continue to press VA to make changes to their cybersecurity posture more quickly. VA officials say they have a multi-layered defense to include outside network monitoring by external partners, active scanning of Web applications and source code, and protection of servers, workstations, network and gateways, among other security efforts.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , veterans , exclusive

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 05:24pm EST
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VA's security shortcuts put millions of veterans' data at risk, former VA cyber official alleges

The Veterans Affairs Department denies claims that systems or data are in danger. But Jerry Davis, the former deputy assistant secretary for information security in VA's Office of Information and Technology, asserts in documents that he was bullied into signing security certifications that were deficient as a condition of his departure from VA for a new job at NASA.

Tags: exclusive , technology , cybersecurity , management , VA , Jerry Davis , Stephen Warren , Roger Baker , Mike Michaud , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller , veterans ,

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Managing change at your agency

Rick Kerestesy and Doug Berry from the Ambit Group discuss how federal CIO's can effectively enact and manage change.
March 22, 2013

Tags: technology , data consolidation , cloud computing , migrating systems , efficiency in government , Doug Berry , Rick Kerestesy , Ambit Group , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , CIO

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:42pm EDT
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Top tips for managing teleworkers

Are you a federal manager? Then you need these 13 tips for managing the new crop of teleworkers in your office.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , Telework Enhancement Act , OPM , workforce

Sunday - 11/27/2011, 08:56pm EST

IRS head apologizes to ID theft victims

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service offered a public apology Thursday to taxpayers who have had their names and social security numbers used to claim fraudulent refunds. The IRS is working to strengthen its internal controls to prevent it from issuing such refunds in the future.

Tags: management , Congress , IRS , GAO , Douglas Shulman , Jim White , Edolphus Towns , identity theft , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:29am EDT
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Air Force ban of thumb drives is temporary WikiLeaks solution

Information Security reports that a security expert says the Air Force ban of thumb drives will not solve the problem of how to prevent classified leaks, such as in the WikiLeaks incident.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , WikiLeaks , Air Force , thumb drives , security , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 12/20/2010, 02:41pm EST

GAO: securing information can be simplified

Learn more from a GAO report on the efforts to harmonize information security policies

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , GAO , technology , management , Gregory Wilshusen

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 08:43pm EDT
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