Significant security flaws in Treasury Department, FDIC computer systems

The GAO released two reports last week that detailed security weaknesses in two federal agencies that are responsible for U.S. financial information.

Up & Comers makes a comeback

FedScoop’s popular podcast series, “Up-and-Coming,” is back. Starting July 15, FedScoop will be interviewing and profiling the millennials who are setting the stage for what the next decade of federal IT will look like.

The Big data initiative shines in surprising places

The Obama administration probably didn’t envision local hunting, fishing and boating commissions as examples of how the government can harness big data. Neither did Waldo Jaquith, director of the U.S. Open Data Institute, when the president asked the Office of Science and Technology Policy to study the power of big data in January. Yet, at a workshop held by OSTP last week, Jaquith spoke of hunting and fishing regulations as a shining example of where big data is headed. Jaquith was one of many public and private sector officials June 19 who attended a workshop at Georgetown University to discuss…

Subcommittee slashes 2015 IRS budget

House lawmakers Wednesday moved to slash funding for the Internal Revenue Service to its lowest level in years, putting key IT and modernization efforts in jeopardy.

Agencies put brakes on mobility plans

A new survey of federal managers says expanding mobility within agencies isn’t a high priority, primarily due to security concerns.

Budget pressures threatening IRS operations and modernization, GAO says

Taxpayer services and major IT modernization efforts at the Internal Revenue Service could be in jeopardy if the agency does not receive the increase in funding proposed in President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget, according to a new report.

UPDATED: Treasury CIO to depart after 3 years on the job

Robyn East, chief information officer at the Treasury Department, plans to retire in June, FedScoop has learned.

White House reveals four financial management shared service providers

Common services such as human resources and accounting are some of the main sources of duplicative programs and costs facing the government. In an effort to streamline these processes in government, the Obama administration has announced four shared service providers across the federal landscape.

TechTake: OMB posts agency progress on performance.gov

The Office of Management and Budget announced Thursday agencies had made significant progress with their 2012-2013 Agency Priority Goals.

Websites likely culprit when citizen satisfaction with government dwindles

Satisfaction with federal government services has dropped in the last year, and government websites may be to blame.

Wasteful conference spending sees drastic decline

After tougher scrutiny from Congress and inspectors general, along with an executive order on curbing conference spending, at least four agencies have significantly scaled back on events expenditures, according to a new report.

Former DHS CIO heads to Silicon Valley

Resilient Network Systems, a San Francisco-based cloud security firm, announced today Richard Spires, the former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as the company’s chief executive officer.

Mobile federal workforce allows for space efficiency

The Government Accountability Office reviewed five agencies that were either exploring “hoteling” programs or increasing their telework programs.

IRS taps Peggy Sherry for high-profile job

The Internal Revenue Service announced Peggy Sherry as the next IRS deputy commissioner for operations support, one of the top two positions under the IRS commissioner.

US default could mean ‘catastrophe’ for IT industry

The shutdown has already caused economic problems for IT companies, but if Congress drags its feet for another week, a federal default could make those troubles more severe.

FedWire: PII in electronic data, supercomputing and research partnership

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FedWire: Inventor conference, asteroid challenge and clean tech

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Government, industry come together on shared services

Federal agencies have been tasked with doing more with less. And so in a tough budget climate, the administration is looking to departments and agencies to establish more shared services to cut costs and reduce duplication.

FedWire: CIOs’ hiring plans, simplified Treasury reporting and Instagram

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FedWire: NIST’s cyber framework, new ATF director, and eBuy Mobile

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