Data

Public Health Data Still Facing Challenges Despite Previous Recommendations, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office highlighted deficiencies in common data standards, interoperability and public health IT infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Watchdog Identifies Multiple Security Deficiencies at VA Medical Center in Louisiana

The VA’s Office of Inspector General found “critical and high-risk vulnerabilities on 37% of the devices” at the Louisiana-based medical center.

CXO Briefing

VA ‘Moving Toward Full Compliance’ With Geospatial Data Law, Watchdog Finds

The VA’s Office of Inspector General found said the agency is noncompliant with three of the law’s requirements but is currently in the process of addressing its deficiencies.

Cybersecurity

Nuclear Weapon Development and Manufacturing Needs More Cybersecurity, Watchdog Says

The National Nuclear Security Administration, its contractors and subcontractors need to take cyber steps, according to a new report.

Cybersecurity

DOD’s Digital Threats Are Increasingly Interconnecting, Watchdog Warns

GAO identified six areas that require more oversight, as Defense warfighting operations and national security increasingly hinge on data security.

IT Modernization

VA Official Has 'Deep Concerns' About Agency's EHR Deployment

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

CXO Briefing

Is it Time to Add IT Workforce Ratings to the FITARA Scorecard?

A new report from ACT-IAC recommends changes to the biannual FITARA scorecard, including adding a category measuring IT workforce capabilities.

Policy

Interior’s Body Camera Policy is not Finalized Despite Years of Use, Watchdog Says

Not all Department of Interior bureaus using body cameras have finalized and implemented their policies, which often were not in compliance with the agency’s overall policy or standards.

Data

Federal Action is Needed to Protect Consumer Data, New Report Says

The Government Accountability Office said Congress should enact ‘comprehensive legislative changes’ to address privacy issues around the collection and use of personal data.

Emerging Tech

NASA Needs to Improve Artemis Mission Guidance, Watchdog Says

The report found that NASA is following scheduling intended for individual programs, rather than full-blown missions.

Data

GSA Should be Sharing Government Office Utilization Data, Watchdog Says

The data can help other government agencies plan how much workspace is needed in a post-pandemic world.

Cybersecurity

Housing Agency Didn't Complete Cyber Orders From DHS, Report Says

The agency said that some of its websites failed to comply with binding operational directives from the Department of Homeland Security.

Emerging Tech

China Could Overtake US in Space Without ‘Urgent Action,’ Warns New Pentagon Report

America needs a long-term goal in space to be able to compete with Beijing, Pentagon industrial-base group writes.

Cybersecurity

DHS’s Intelligence Information Security Program is ‘Ineffective,’ According to Watchdog

The OIG made two recommendations to address issues it found in the department’s security program.

CXO Briefing

Oversight Chair Maloney Loses Primary

Maloney's defeat sets up a race to see who will be the next top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Data

House Oversight Dems Seeking Data From Social Media Companies About Threats to Law Enforcement

Lawmakers are demanding information from online platforms about how they are responding to growing threats against law enforcement officials following the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

CXO Briefing

CISA's Cyber Info Sharing Program Didn't Always Deliver, Watchdog Says

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency did not always provide more than 300 participants of a public-private cyber threat partnership with actionable information to address potential vulnerabilities, according to an oversight report.

Cybersecurity

Interior’s Cyber Threat Detection and Defenses are Sufficient, OIG Finds

According to the inspector general’s memorandum, the Department of the Interior detected simulated malicious attacks and responded properly, making improvements from 2015 and 2018 evaluations.

CXO Briefing

Lawmakers Push IRS on Backlog and Customer Service Problems

The agency says it's aiming to get to a "healthy" backlog level by the end of the year, but in June, the National Taxpayer Advocate said that would be "difficult" for the agency to do.

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