Security Gaps Could Let Hackers Edit Government Spending Data, Watchdog Says

New and old flaws in systems at a Treasury Department bureau added up to “a significant deficiency,” according to the Government Accountability Office.  

Audit: Veterans Affairs IT Security Officials Have A Lot Of Work To Do

The annual FISMA report includes 29 recommendations to fix significant security weaknesses in eight areas.

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

DHS Is Falling Short on Securing Its Classified Intelligence Systems

The department isn’t effectively managing continuous monitoring, the auditor said.

All Bid Protests Must Be Submitted Online Starting in May

The Government Accountability Office expects the system to be more efficient.

Experts Sound Off on AI’s ‘Spiderman’ Problem

AI's potential is growing, but so is its potential for problems and pitfalls.

Nextgov Podcast: How Not To End Up In a GAO Report

Introducing Critical Update, Nextgov’s new podcast on emerging tech in government.

Inspector General Confirms Investigation into HHS Cyber Center

The office previously declined to confirm the investigation into the center, where two top officials were reassigned in September.

Auditor Finds Infosec Weaknesses in Most FBI Domains

The severity of the weaknesses isn’t clear from the annual report summary.

Agencies Could Be Graded On More Than FITARA Under New Scorecard

At least one lawmaker wants to transition the scorecard to have a wider focus beyond FITARA but not everyone is ready to move on.

Protest on JEDI Cloud Support Contract Dismissed

The Government Accountability Office dismissed a bid protest filed in February against a $7 million sole-source cloud support contract related to the Defense Department’s JEDI Acquisition.

How the Government’s Cyber Agency Rates on Cybersecurity

The annual FISMA report shows where the Homeland Security Department—the government’s point agency on cyber issues—can improve its own information security.

OPM’s Post-Breach Contracting Efforts Fall Short Again, IG Says

The way OPM contracted for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny.

U.S. Customs Needs To Share More Info on Counterfeits With Online Retailers

Companies want Customs and Border Protection to do more, but officials say there’s only so much they can do.

IG Begins Full Audit After FEMA CIO Allegedly Misleads Investigators

The Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t fixing its outstanding IT management issues and the acting inspector general says he plans to find out why.

GAO Sustains Protest of $771 Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract

The defense agency didn’t sufficiently explain why it picked a cheaper but riskier bid.

Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

Auditors found a programming error prevented the IRS from sending out notices.

Senate Homeland Leader Proposes Panel to Fix DHS Oversight

The panel, which is tied to reauthorizing the department, would pare back overlapping committee jurisdictions.

DHS Needs More Cybersecurity Workers—It Just Doesn’t Know Where Or What Kind

The government’s primary cybersecurity agency is missing congressional deadlines to identify and categorize its cyber workforce, a congressional watchdog said.