Tag Archives: IT Security

Committee Issues Report on COVID-19 Response-Related Challenges Facing Agencies

COVID-19

A Pandemic Response Accountability Committee report has identified the top challenges facing federal agencies in their COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and one of those is financial management. “Key areas of concern include both the need for accurate information concerning pandemic-related spending and the significant amount of money federal agencies may lose as the result of improper payments,” the PRAC said in the report.

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President’s FY 2020 Budget Request Includes $88B for IT Spending at Civilian Agencies, DoD

The Department of Defense and civilian agencies would get approximately $87.8B in combined funds for information technology spending under President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Civilian agencies would get $51B in IT budget for fiscal 2020 and DoD would receive $36.7B, according to supplemental budget information in the White House’s Analytical Perspectives report.

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GAO Pushes Continued Effort to Manage Government IT Investments

The Government Accountability Office has found through a study that there are still a number of actions the government has to take in order to improve the management of information technology procurement. These actions encompass further review of chief information officer responsibilities, IT contract approval, data center consolidation, software license management and security …

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OMB Moves to Reduce Agency IT, Procurement Data Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new memorandum that aims to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies, NextGov reported Thursday. OMB Mick Mulvaney revoked several directives in the areas of information technology, procurement, financial management, performance management and customer service. OMB eliminated five memoranda on IT security that were issued …

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Inspector General: NASA Should Coordinate Physical & Cyber Security Efforts

NASA‘s inspector general has called on the space agency to establish a framework to coordinate physical and cyber efforts. The space agency’s use of information technology equipment to control physical processes makes operational technology systems vulnerable to security challenges such as malicious hacking, NASA’s IG said in a report published Wednesday. The report noted …

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SolarWinds Survey: Federal IT Leaders Link Updates, Consolidation Efforts to IT Security Challenges

A new SolarWinds survey has found that 48 percent of federal information technology professionals see increased information technology security challenges as a result of upgrades and consolidation programs for IT systems. Federal IT leaders associated such security challenges with complex enterprise management systems and incomplete transitions, SolarWinds said Tuesday. “When …

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GSA: Acquisition Gateway Now Has 17 Category Hallways

The General Services Administration has unveiled the availability of 17 category hallways on the agency Acquisition Gateway online portal as part of GSA’s efforts to streamline government acquisition initiatives. John Felleman, senior innovation specialist for the Acquisition Gateway, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that the hallways work to help contracting …

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