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CNN: US to Blame Iran for 2013 Hack on NY Dam

The U.S. government plans to blame Iran in a public statement for a 2013 cyber breach on a dam based 30 miles north of New York City, CNN reported Thursday. Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz write the Justice Department will issue an indictment within the week against hackers investigators believe are working …

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Profile: Robert Hale, Defense Department Comptroller

Robert Hale serves as comptroller at the Defense Department, where he is responsible for the Pentagon’s budget and financial policy and advises the secretary on budget and fiscal matters. Hale, nominated to the post in January 2009, also oversees financial management systems and business modernization efforts. He also serves as …

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Elisse Walter Previews SEC Big Data Programs

Elisse Walter, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, outlined two new agency initiatives aimed at using big data to follow activity in the financial markets, Fierce Government IT reports. According to Greg Slabodkin‘s report, Walter said the agency’s Market Information Data Analytics System is intended to capture orders posted on the …

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Profile: DCAA Director Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, having been appointed to this position Nov. 8, 2009. The DCAA is the agency responsible for auditing the department’s contracts and providing cost accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. …

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Senators Propose Pentagon Audit Legislation

Nine senators are proposing a bill that aims to create incentives and accountability standards for auditing the Defense Department, Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va) office announced Thursday. Manchin, Tom Coburn (Okla.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rand …

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