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GAO: IRS Info Security Still Vulnerable to Threats

The Government Accountability Office has said the Internal Revenue Service‘s computer systems are still susceptible to threats despite the IRS’ progress in information security controls. GAO said in a report posted Monday the tax collection agency needs to address system issues such as unpatched and outdated software and deficiencies in password settings, …

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GAO Finds Security Loopholes in CMS Healthcare.gov Systems

The Government Accountability Office has identified several vulnerabilities in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ technical controls for systems that support the federal health insurance marketplace. GAO said Wednesday it found insufficient administrator privilege restriction, inconsistent security patch implementation and insecure administrative network configuration for Healthcare.gov supporting systems and the Federal …

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GAO: GSA Needs Risk Identification Plan for Gov’t Building Remodeling Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the General Services Administration establish a framework for GSA personnel to identify and assess potential risks that may arise during alteration or repair of federal buildings. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found GSA has limited data on unforseen conditions that can affect a government facility repair or alteration project’s …

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GAO Urges DoD to Check Accuracy of Real Property Mgmt Data

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to verify the accuracy of its real property inventory system that is used to make reports on leased assets. GAO said Tuesday it found errors in nearly 15 percent of the Real Property Assets Database‘s lease records for fiscal year 2011 …

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GAO: DoD Faces Fiscal Constraints in Space Acquisition Shift

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report that says the Defense Department faces fiscal challenges and both adversarial and environmental threats as the agency considers new approaches to space acquisition. GAO evaluated various issues that comprise DoD’s analysis for future weather satellites, space leadership and competition in space launch acquisitions, …

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Gene Dodaro: GAO’s $568M FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Address Staffing, IT Needs

Gene Dodaro, U.S. comptroller general and Government Accountability Office leader, has said GAO has requested a budget of $567.8 million for fiscal year 2017 to recruit new staff and update its information technology infrastructure. Dodaro said in written testimony to the Senate Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee Tuesday that GAO needs to meet staffing …

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