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DOE Audit: Labs Not Aggressive in Energy, Cost Savings

An inspector general’s audit found the Energy Department’s national laboratories are not aggressively pursuing energy- and cost-saving opportunities, Fierce Government IT reports. The IG’s office evaluated the Brookhaven, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos national laboratories and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee for its report, Greg Slabodkin writes. For all of …

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Top Iran Military Official Calls For New Cyber Defense Model

Iran needs a new cyber defense model for its critical infrastructure on the heels of several cyber attacks in the country, a top Iranian military commander said this week. Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazzayeri, deputy chief of staff for Basij and Defense Culture, told the country’s official news agency the threats …

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Report: Federal IT Updates, Data Tools Could Save $220B

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council estimates information technology system upgrades and data analysis could help the federal government reduce its deficit by $220 billion, Joseph Marks reports for Nextgov. An organization official told Nextgov a formal version of its Quadrennial Government Technology Review will be released in November. Marks …

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Eric Rosenbach: Legislation Would Standardize Public-Private Info Sharing

Legislation would help standardize the policy process between the Defense Department and private industry on sharing cybersecurity information, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. American Forces Press Service reports Eric Rosenbach, deputy assistant defense secretary for cyber policy, said such a bill would consider the volume of information traded between …

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Jeff Zients: PortfolioStat to Save $2.5B in IT Costs Through 2015

The PortfolioStat program will save the government $2.5 billion in information technology costs for the next three years, White House Deputy Management Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Zients said agencies can achieve this goal through merging duplicative systems, bulk buying and finishing or streamlining off-track projects. …

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