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Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches

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House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked acting Office of Personnel Management chief Beth Cobert for documents and responses on inquiries related to OPM’s cybersecurity posture and causes of data breaches in the agency. Smith said in that letter to Cobert sent Tuesday the Government Accountability Office has conducted a study that identified foreign cyber attacks as a …

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GAO Asks OMB to Facilitate Inter-Govt Coordination on Real Property Data

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to support coordination between federal entities with independent leasing authorities to add information on the government’s portfolio of real property. GAO said in a report published Wednesday federal entities that do not participate in the OMB-chaired Federal Real Property Council are not required to submit real property …

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OMB Issues Policy on Use of Govt-Wide BPAs for Identity Protection Services

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The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that requires federal agencies to use the General Services Administration’s blanket purchase agreements to acquire data breach response, credit monitoring and identity protection services. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a memorandum published Friday the category management policy directs GSA …

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Andrew Mayock Eyes Focus on Cyber, Background Investigations as OMB Nominee

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Andrew Mayock, nominee for the deputy management director post at the Office of Management and Budget, has said he would prioritize federal cybersecurity and background investigation efforts if he is confirmed by the Senate, Government Executive reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes Mayock also discussed with members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental …

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House Committee Asks GAO to Assess OMB’s Management of Top 10 IT Priority Programs

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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has requested the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Office of Management and Budget’s oversight of the top 10 priority initiatives for information technology. House panel members told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dorado in a letter published Tuesday to assess how the U.S. Digital Service …

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GAO: VA, NASA, OPM, NRC Should Address Lapses in Data System Access Controls

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, Office of Personnel Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address weaknesses in their access controls for information systems that store sensitive data. GAO said in a report released Tuesday the four federal agencies should also fully implement the components …

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Reports: Mary Davie Succeeds Kim Luke as OMB IT Category Manager

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Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for integrated technology service at the General Services Administration, has replaced Kim Luke as information technology category manager of the Office of Management and Budget, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes Davie took over the IT division under OMB’s category management initiative that aims to simplify buying practices across the federal government by grouping commonly purchased …

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Mary Davie: GSA, NASA, NIH to Conduct IT Hardware Buying Events Through September 2016

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The General Services Administration, NASA and the National Institutes of Health will each hold buying events from June to September in an effort to increase participation of federal agencies in the Government-wide Strategic Solution for Desktops and Laptops initiative. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at …

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