New IT subcommittee to debut in 114th Congress

Less than a week after the Federal Information Technology Acquisition and Reform Act and several cybersecurity-related pieces of legislation passed the U.S. House and Senate to close out the 113th Congress, the head of the next Congress’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced a new subcommittee devoted solely to IT.

Former VA contracting official under investigation

The Treasury Department’s inspector general has launched an investigation into a senior procurement official who was found to have steered multimillion dollar contracts to a friend’s company when she served as the executive director of the Office of Acquisition Operations at the Veterans Affairs Department, FedScoop has learned.

Exclusive: HHS to lead 2-year DATA Act pilot

The DATA Act is in full swing, and it’s well known that the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department are partnering to issue a governmentwide set of data standards by May 2015. What’s less known, however, is the Department of Health and Human Services’ role to lead a two-year pilot of the DATA Act beginning the same time next year.

Best places to work: Top 10 federal subagencies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of General Counsel leapt to the top of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government among agency subcomponents.

Best places to work: Top 10 large federal agencies

Once again, NASA topped the list of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government among large agencies. The space agency garnered the No.1 spot for the past three years, despite budget cuts and the end of the space shuttle program.

Watch Treasury CIO Sonny Bhagowalia’s FedTalks 2014 keynote

Sonny Bhagowalia, chief information officer for the Treasury Department, discussed improving citizen services in the digital age during his FedTalks 2014 keynote.

GAO chief: DATA Act has a ‘long way to go’

The head of the Government Accountability Office expressed cautious optimism that the federal government could establish governmentwide financial data standards by May 2015.

FDA’s Kass-Hout sees tech opportunities in personalized medicine

FDA’s first chief health informatics officer envisions a future where health care could be better tailored to the patent.

Off the grid: Why can’t the U.S. find ISIL’s money?

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is now considered the richest terrorist group in the world. But in a world of electronic banking, why is it so hard to identify the group’s middlemen and their money trail?

Audit: IRS won’t hit HSPD-12 ID card benchmark until 2018

New Treasury Department CIO Sonny Bhagowalia has only been on the job for a few hours, but he already has a major department headache to deal with.

White House unveils executive order to strengthen financial security

In the wake of major credit card breaches at Target, Home Depot and J.P. Morgan over the past year, a new executive order from President Barack Obama will require consumer-facing federal agencies to upgrade their point of sale terminals to a more safe, encrypted technology by the start of 2015.

The DATA Act journey is just beginning

More than four months after President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 into law, discussion has only just begun on how the administration plans to put the law into practice.

Postal Service strives to innovate despite 4th straight Treasury default

The United States Postal Service will default on a more than $5.5 billion prefunding payment to the U.S. Treasury, according to the agency’s chief financial officer.

NSTIC is moving forward, but does it even have a chance?

How would the implementation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace actually work, or could it even work?

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.

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