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DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

GSA's internal labor market review helps leadership visualize, forecast workforce trends

The General Services Administration is using data science to address its human capital management challenges, said Paul Tsagaroulis, director of GSA's Human Capital Analytics Division.

Critical infrastructure oversight agencies aren't properly reporting cybersecurity metrics, finds GAO

Most sector-specific agencies of the federal government still have significant steps to take in mitigating cybersecurity risks that face key infrastructure, according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office.

DHS OIG identifies areas for improvement, need for additional OMB guidance in annual FISMA review

While the Homeland Security Department has made progress in strengthening its information security program, it is not fully in compliance with governmentwide requirements under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.

OIG: Unimplemented plans, poorly positioned CIO threaten IT security at State Department

Several control weaknesses significantly impact the State Department's information security program, attributable in part to unimplemented strategies and a chief information officer who lacks security oversight authorities, a recent report found.

Agency writing gets clearer, report card shows

More agencies are making the grade when it comes to providing the public with easily understandable information, the 2015 Federal Plain Language Report Card finds.

Education Department CIO says FITARA Scorecard is bogus

The Education and Energy departments were ranked the worst among federal agencies for their failure to execute the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, in a scorecard issued by lawmakers earlier this month.

OIG: Education Department's IT is weak in 4 security areas

The Education Department has made improvements in strengthening its information security; however, continuous monitoring, configuration management, incident response and reporting, and remote access management remain weak.

'Going dark,' cybersecurity among DOJ's most pressing challenges, says IG

Enhancing cybersecurity at a time when threats are increasing in number and complexity is the second most pressing challenge facing the Justice Department, according to a Nov. 10 memo to the Justice Department's attorney general and deputy attorney general.

Spotlight: Don't fall for companies offering drone registration assistance, says FAA

The agency says at least one company is already offering to help operators register drones for a fee.