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House’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Includes Operational Testing Provision; Michael Gilmore Comments

The House-approved defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 requires the Defense Department’s operational test and evaluation director to monitor acquisition program delays and cost increases associated with operational tests, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the provision would also require the director to look at industry practices when it …

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Gene Dodaro: GAO Aims to Promote Good Governance Through New Audit Center

The Government Accountability Office has opened a new center for excellence to mentor U.S.-based and overseas audit organizations that aim to increase the transparency and accountability of government agencies. GAO said Thursday the Center for Audit Excellence will offer training, technical assistance and evaluation service offerings to auditors. “The center …

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GAO: Complete Guidance Needed for Consistent Agency Security Performance

The Government Accountability Office found that many federal agencies continue to have what auditors believe are weaknesses in several security aspects that affect the implementation of information security programs. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that 24 agencies identified vulnerabilities in the areas of access control, configuration management, segregation of duties, …

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GAO Identifies Resources for DoD Cyber Education Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has identified resources for the Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs to disseminate cybersecurity resources to small businesses. GAO said Thursday that cybersecurity electronic learning courses, a cyber online program and the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 guide are some of the resources available to small …

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GAO: Agencies Need Complete Reinvestment Plans for Achieved IT Cost Savings

The Government Accountability Office found  the government has achieved $3.6 billion in estimated cost savings and avoidances from fiscal year 2011 to 2014 through the Office of Management and Budget‘s information technology reform program. GAO said in a report to Congress published this month that approximately $2 billion was from data center consolidation and optimization, …

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