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DoD Inspector General Looks at Department’s Commercial IT Product Security

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General conducted an audit to verify whether DoD assesses cybersecurity risks in commercial off-the-shelf information technology products. The audit found that DoD employs COTS IT products that hold commonly known cyber vulnerabilities due to lack of associated policy, strategy and product standards, DoD IG said in a report publicly released Tuesday.

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DoD Inspector General Audits Contractor Networks, Systems

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General released the results of an audit that sought to confirm contractors' capacity to secure controlled unclassified information on their respective systems and networks.

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GAO Looks at DoD Inspector General Redundancy

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the redundancy of activities, including human resources and public affairs, across six inspector general offices within the Department of Defense, GAO said Friday. GAO is working to determine whether IG offices of the Department of the Navy, U.S. Southern Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Media Activity had cases of fragmentation, overlap or duplication.

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GSA IG: Federal Acquisition Service ‘Ineffective’ in Administering Enterprise IT Modernization Contract

The General Services Administration’s Office of the inspector general released a report on Friday stating that the GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s ineffective contract oversight led to issues in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions transition effort. The IG said that FAS failed to ensure that the Transition Ordering Assistance task order met the requirements for the EIS information technology modernization initiative. 

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DOJ Inspector General Recommends on FBI’s Text Data Collection

The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General has found that the FBI has not collected a standard amount of text messages from over 31,000 agency-issued mobile devices. DOJ OIG said it attributes its initial observation to a database with plain text repository for a significant percentage of messages, indicating a problem with FBI Enterprise Security Operations Center's data collection tool.

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GSA IG: 18F Group Records Estimated $31.7 Cumulative Net Loss Between FY 2014 and 3Q FY 2016

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general says GSA’s 18F organization has recorded a cumulative net loss of approximately $31.7 million between fiscal year 2014 and the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. A report GSA’s IG published Monday highlighted what auditors believe were financial projections and increased staffing levels as well as the allotment of staff time …

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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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Sens. Johnson, Grassley, McCaskill Propose Reform to IG Functions

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) have submitted a bill that proposes changes to some functions of agency inspectors general, investigations on IG misconduct and reporting on IG vacancies. Johnson’s office said Thursday the proposed amendments to the Inspector General Act of 1978 seek to empower IGs, boost transparency and increase cooperation between Congress and …

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