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Watchdog Report: GPO Lacks Contingency Plan to Keep IT Running Post Disaster

A new watchdog report shows the U.S. Government Publishing Office failed to implement a policy or a contingency plan to run its information technology infrastructure following a disaster. The agency is at risk of losing access to critical data and IT systems when hit by any disruption due to lack of emergency planning, the GPO inspector general said in the report issued Thursday.

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Pentagon Watchdog: DoD Heads Showing Interest in Next Agency Audit

The Department of Defense’s inspector general said there's a growing interest across the Pentagon to conduct another agency-wide audit following the first assessment that found pervasive weaknesses, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Carmen Malone, deputy assistant IG for audit and financial management readiness at DoD, said defense officials now understand the impact of the audit.

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Report: VA Fails to Meet Savings, Cost Targets for Data Center Consolidation

A new watchdog report shows the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to meet the required savings and cost avoidance during its data center consolidation efforts in fiscal year 2018. The agency did not meet the $85.3M target set by the Office of Management and Budget, the VA Office of Inspector General said its audit report issued Wednesday.

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GAO Calls On US Navy to Expedite Attack Sub Maintenance Work

The Government Accountability Office reports that, over the past 10 fiscal years, U.S. Navy attack submarines suffered significant maintenance service delays resulting in protracted idle times and billions of dollars in support costs that yield zero operational returns.

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Report: Defense Intelligence Agency Needs to Develop FOIA Backlog Reduction Plan

The intelligence community's inspector general has called on the Defense Intelligence Agency's leadership to formulate a plan to reduce its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests. In September, the ICIG explained in a report that a FOIA request is considered part of an agency’s backlog when it remains unprocessed after 20 working days, or 30 days in special circumstances.

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GAO: US Biodefense Enterprise Needs Central Leadership, Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has said in a new report to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. biodefense enterprise needs an established leadership strategy. GAO said in the report published Thursday it found that there is no unifying biodefense leadership and oversight structure to facilitate accountability and operational efficiency. The agency said past reports from …

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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Think Beyond NDAA for Acquisition Reform

The U.S. Army wants to implement programs beyond what the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act calls for to reform procurement, requirements determination and budgeting systems across the military service, Defense News reported Thursday. Jed Judson writes the plan was sent to Congress and would allow Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to play a central …

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DoD Proposes Rule for Increased Congress Oversight on Multi-Year Defense Contracts

The Defense Department has proposed a new rule that would facilitate increased oversight by Congress on the department’s multi-year contract procurement activities, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes that the rule would require the defense secretary to certify if a potential multi-year contract meets certain specifications and alert congressional …

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