Treasury

Procurement Reporting Tool Is Moving to SAM But FPDS.gov Isn’t Going Anywhere

GSA is moving the central reporting function of the Federal Procurement Data System to beta.SAM while Treasury works to improve the quality of data reported through the site.

Treasury Wants Better Information on Financial Entities’ Cybersecurity Practices

A department official says expanded data collection powers would enable it to “advocate” for companies with other agencies.

Treasury IG Finds ‘Significant Vulnerabilities’ in IRS’ BYOD Program

The IRS’ bring-your-own-device program could increase the risk of data leakage, according to the Treasury Inspector General.

Treasury Maps Out Its $1B Multicloud Future

According to the newly released acquisition roadmap, the T-Cloud contract will include, at least, offerings from AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.

4 Recommendations for a Strong Federal Data Strategy

We can expand upon the recommended actions to ensure federal agencies leverage data to advance their missions.

IRS Doesn’t Have An R&D Shop, So It Built A $7M Procurement Vehicle Instead

The Pilot IRS program is about to issue its first solicitation, offering the agency a new way to automate low-level functions while testing a new acquisition method.

Blockchain: Taking a Cue from History

Blockchain technology isn’t shaking out how we thought it would. So, should we pack our bags and go home?

How Some Agencies Are Rethinking Transparency

It’s not just about posting products for the public, it’s about sharing how an agency got there, federal officials said.

What Agencies Get From Taking Leadership Roles In New Shared Services Regime

The administration is asking select departments to take the lead on governmentwide services. But don’t think it’s charity on the part of the agencies.

IRS’ Plan to Modernize Old Tech Will Cost About $2.5 Billion

The agency is seeking $290 million this year as part of a six-year modernization plan.

Treasury Department Wants Smart Currency to Combat Counterfeiting

The agency’s printing office is asking for “novel and not commercially available” ideas for embedding tech in U.S. currency.

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

Watchdog: IRS Declined to Patch Known Weakness Ahead of Tax Day Crash

An inspector general report says the agency opted not to go with an untested patch based on a contractor’s recommendation.

Here’s What Treasury’s Data Lab Found in 10 Years of Federal Contracting Data

Year after year, 6 to 8 percent of contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

Auditor Dings CFPB Complaint System for Poor Identity Management

The system is doing better on patching vulnerabilities and continuously monitoring activity for anomalies.

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.