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GAO Report on Gov’t Waste Targets IT Programs

The 345-page Government Accountability Office report, revealing “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation” in federal programs, landed with a thud on Congress’ doorstep earlier this week. And, as observers pick through its findings, detailing more than 30 general areas of overlap and a host of duplicated programs, they will find a …

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Social Media Could be Key to Open Gov, Higher Poll Numbers

The Obama administration has made open government, through the use of technology and innovation, one of its high-profile goals. And, recent poll numbers suggest there is a clear-cut strategic and political impetus for conducting government out in the open, so to speak. Fast Company reports on a recent Pew research …

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GAO Drops Report Detailing Waste, Duplication on Congress’ Doorstep

The Government Accountability Office, the government’s watchdog agency, released Tuesday a report containing information on myriad government programs plagued by “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation.” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the main proponents of the review, which was mandated by an amendment Coburn proposed to a bill that reset …

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Kundra Provides Glimpse into Cybersecurity Oversight Program

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra provided the first public glimpse into a classified cybersecurity oversight program, designed to make sure federal agencies are making the proper headway in shoring up the protection of cyber networks. Speaking at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Bethesda, Md., last week, …

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Genachowski Takes National Broadband Plan on the Road

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, took the agency’s plan to shore up national broadband networks on the road last week. “The spectrum crunch is real,” he said in a speech at Duke University Law, according to the Charlotte Observer. “If we don’t do something about it we’ll …

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Army Smartphone Pilot Study to Wrap up in 6-8 Months

The Army’s long-term vision supports putting a smartphone in the hands of every soldier, according to a recent Army News Service report. However, don’t expect to see BlackBerries and iPhones on the battlefield tomorrow, military officials said. At a roundtable last week, Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, director of the Army …

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DHS Report: Digital Immigration Records Vulnerable to ‘Insider Threat’

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has made progress securing its cyber networks from potential insider threats. However, gaps in security still remain, including one that could allow malicious insiders to tamper with digital immigration records. A far-reaching security audit of USCIS, undertaken by the Software …

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