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Inspector General: 23 OPM Data Systems Lack Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has evaluated OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that up to 23 of its data networks operate without valid system authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov 10. audit report that it performed the audit at the agency’s …

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David Bray: FCC Seeks Feedback on Website Updates

The Federal Communications Commission will continue to seek public comments as it works to update the FCC.gov website. David Bray, chief information officer of FCC, wrote in a blog post posted Friday the agency has launched a new Beta version of the website that runs on Drupal, an open source …

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HHS IG Audits CMS Security Controls for Insurance Data Analytics Platform; Andy Slavitt Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general has found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to carry out automated vulnerability assessments on databases related to CMS’ Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System. HHS’ IG said in a September report that it audited CMS’ data security controls between August 2014 and December 2014 to …

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Army Develops Database of 3D Soldier Contour, Shape; Peng Li Comments

The U.S. Army has developed a database that contains data on three-dimensional shapes and contour extracted from soldiers in an effort to address the clothing and equipment sizing requirements of warfighters. The Army said April 17 that its Natick soldier research, development and engineering center completed the anthropometric survey of …

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FLC Unveils Govt Tech Resources Database; Paul Zielinski Comments

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has introduced an electronic database that industry can use to find government technology licensing or funding programs. The FLCBusiness website is designed to provide information about federal research and development centers as well as their programs intended to help companies move technology from …

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USDA Issues Organic Integrity Database Solicitation

The Agriculture Department is seeking information from industry on a database that USDA wants to protect the department’s organic seal integrity. USDA issued a solicitation on Monday for a web-based database of certified organic operations that contains information relevant to the organic industry and public. The department wants the database to help protect supply chain transparency, …

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Seeks to ‘Kill’ Duplicate Databases

The Defense Department is targeting between $10 billion and $20 billion in savings over the next five years by eliminating duplicate databases, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, said his office is working with Dave Tillotson, acting deputy chief management officer, to execute the business process and systems …

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OPM to Consolidate Staff, Contractor Security Clearance Records

The Office of Personnel and Management plans to merge several internal databases that contain information on federal workers and contractors who have access to the agency’s physical and digital assets, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes that the OPM also wants its employees to complete a security clearance investigation or …

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