Tag Archives: Interior Department

White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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Inspector General: DOI Must Update Logical Access Controls to Protect Sensitive Data

The Interior Department‘s Office of Inspector General has recommended that DOI update its logical access control policies in order to meet current sensitive data protection requirements established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. DOI OIG said in an Aug.8 audit report it reviewed the department’s security policies and procedures that apply to its computer …

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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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House Committee OKs Fiscal 2017 EPA, Interior Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee voted 31-18 Wednesday to approve a spending bill that would provide $32.1 billion in fiscal 2017 funds for the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, Indian Health Service and related agencies. The committee said Wednesday the FY 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill includes $480 million to support the Payments …

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Nextgov: Federal Agencies Cite June 2015 ‘Cyber Sprint’ for Noncompetitive IT Contracts

Some federal agencies have cited a 30-day “cybersecurity sprint” launched in June 2015 to justify noncompetitive information technology contracts they have awarded, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Office of Management and Budget introduced the cyber exercise in order for agencies to address software vulnerabilities, adopt two-factor authentication and …

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Profile: Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury Department CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia assumed duties as chief information officer of the Treasury Department in October 2014 and concurrently serves as deputy assistant secretary for information systems at the agency. He oversees the department’s $3.5 billion information technology investment portfolio and information resources management strategy. Prior to the Treasury, he served as the Hawaii governor’s chief adviser …

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GSA Program Adds 10 Agency-Specific Dashboards to Online Analytics Platform

The General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has introduced 10 agency-specific dashboards to an online tool that works to collect analytics data on Web traffic to government agencies’ websites. An article posted Thursday said the dashboards added to the analytics.usa.gov aim to provide information on the public’s interaction with websites of specific agencies. Tim …

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