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GAO Adds Federal Indian Programs, Environmental Liabilities, 2020 Census to High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has added the 2020 Decennial Census, federal environmental liabilities and management of federal health, education and energy programs for Indian tribes to its high-risk list or areas in government operations that are vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the addition of the …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday DHS continues to work with remaining department and agencies …

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DHS, FAA Start UAS Detection Study Around Denver Airport

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration have kicked off a drone detection research around Denver as part of an effort to explore technologies the agencies believe could help detect unmanned aircraft systems near airports. The FAA said Wednesday the research being conducted in the vicinity of Denver International …

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GAO: Civilian Agencies Spent $661M on Federally-Owned Aircraft in FY 2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that civilian agencies spent $661 million to use and maintain federally-owned aircraft in the government’s 2015 fiscal year. GAO said Monday 11 civilian agencies own 924 aircraft as of July 2016 and that figure includes 495 airplanes, 414 helicopters, 14 unmanned aircraft systems and one glider. The State …

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Inspector General Reviews Interior Dept’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program for 3 Bureaus’ IT Systems

The Interior Department’s office of inspector general has found lapses in DOI’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program when it comes to safeguarding high-value information technology systems from cyber vulnerabilities. OIG said in a report published Wednesday its findings are based on the assessment of CDM practices that DOI implements for …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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