The Hack Roundup: Justice Department Confirms Email Breach

During an extraordinary day of unrest in the Capitol, here are the news and updates you may have missed.

The Hack Roundup: Treasury Briefing Reignites Encryption Debate

Here are the news and updates you may have missed.

Massive Hack Roundup: Microsoft Says Breach 'Not Espionage as Usual'

Here are the news and updates you may have missed.

Reports: Suspected Russian Hackers Breach Commerce, Treasury Departments 

U.S. officials are investigating what data may have been stolen and whether the hack is more widespread.

Federal Government Runs Deficit for 13th Consecutive Month

The federal government continues to run monthly budget deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

Treasury Asks if External Cyber Acts Qualify for Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

A request for comment reflects recommendations made by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

IG: Treasury’s IT Challenges Persist But No More So Than Other Agencies

Three projects were identified as having a medium risk of failure due to cost and schedule overruns.

Critical Update: What a Treasury Office is Learning from Its Blockchain Projects

That’s not the only emerging technology the Fiscal Service Bureau’s innovation office is experimenting with. 

Treasury Rolls Out One-Stop Online Shop for Federal Financial Management Guidance

It’s all part of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s aim to reimagine how agency officials tap into relevant financial information.

IRS Doesn’t Know How Many Legacy Systems It Has or How Much They Cost, IG Says

The tax agency needs to start with a single definition of what constitutes a “legacy system.”

Treasury Department Wants To Move Its Cloud Into Another Cloud

The Fiscal Service wants to move its servers into two third-party managed data centers while keeping ownership and control over its hardware.

Senate Passes Bill to End Payments to Dead People

The bill follows an audit that found the IRS sent $1.4 billion in stimulus checks to deceased individuals.

Procurement Reporting Tool Is Moving to SAM But 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.