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New study promotes creation of professional association to address cybersecurity workforce shortfall

A new study calls for the creation of a professional association to address the shortage of highly trained cybersecurity experts who can deal with cyber hackers, thefts, attacks and disruptions, and vulnerabilities.

IG: EPA's Water Office did not have proper oversight of cloud computing activities

The report noted that the agency did not know when its offices were using cloud computing capabilities nor could the EPA provide evidence that it could access contractor's cloud networks for auditing and investigative purposes.

Congress cites SSA information technology program for cost, time overruns

The SSA's Disability Case Processing System, or DCPS, has failed to produce a working system after more than six years of development and $288 million, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Census Bureau seeks industry feedback to improve public-facing website

The Census Bureau is combing the industry for information about how it could improve the presence of its public-facing website as well as search and navigation functionality.

Commerce IG finds weather satellite gound systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

Cyber attackers could potentially gain access to critical weather satellite systems through interconnected information systems, an internal Commerce Department audit has found.

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More than 80,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearance owe back taxes, a June 28 Government Accountability Office report says. GAO found that about 83,000 DoD employees and contractors who held or were determined eligible for secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information clearances had unpaid federal tax debt totaling more than $730 million as of June 30, 2012, the report says.

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The Postal Service's aging fleet could be an opportunity for the agency to save money and meet sustainability goals in the long run, a July 25 USPS inspector general blog post says. About 142,000 long-life vehicles out of the 190,000-vehicle total delivery fleet are near or have exceeded their expected service life, the blog post says.