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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Explains USAF Decision to Let L3 Pick New Electronic Attack Aircraft at Congressional Hearing

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy of the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition office, has said the service branch’s decision to award L3 Technologies a contract to perform systems integration work on the Compass Call electronic attack aircraft recapitalization program stems from the company’s familiarity with the mission equipment, Defense News …

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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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GAO: Rapid ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption Could Pose Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office has warned that the rapid emergence of internet-of-things technologies could present challenges in the areas of information security, privacy, safety, technical standards and economy. GAO said Monday it believes unsecure IoT devices, networks or cloud servers in homes, factories and communities can be compromised in a cyber attack. The …

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GAO: DOE Needs to Implement Invoice Review Policies, Data Analytics to Manage Fraud Risks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Energy Department adopt data analytics tools and develop invoice review procedures and policies in order to manage improper payments and fraud risks associated with contracts. GAO said in a report released Monday that DOE should also require contractors to keep detailed cost information that can be correlated …

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GAO: OMB Should Address Data Quality Challenges Ahead of Federal Spending Report Deadline

The Government Accountability Office has identified challenges in accounting, financial management systems and information technology security pose risks to agencies’ compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the GAO said Friday The legislation requires agencies to make federal spending data publicly available through USASpending.gov by May 2017. Auditors identified vulnerabilities in government-wide financial management systems used …

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GAO: FAA Should Identify Long Term R&D Priorities, Address Statutory Reporting Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to implement initiatives to identify FAA’s long term research-and-development priorities and  comply with research-related statutory reporting requirements. GAO said Monday it found that FAA does not fully meet requirements, guidance and leading practices on the management of the agency’s R&D portfolio. FAA has yet to …

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