The Government Accountability Office focused on major automated information system, or MAIS, programs such as communications, logistics, management, and command and control systems. In fiscal 2013, DoD spent about $4.4 billion on MAIS programs out of the nearly $31.9 billion earmarked for IT investments.
The Defense Department's next electronic health record will not be based on the open source architecture that supports the Veterans Affairs Department's EHR.
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According to the letter – signed by groups such as New America's Open Technology Institute, American Civil Liberties Union and Competitive Enterprise Institute and security experts such as Bruce Schneier – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, of 2015 "would significantly undermine privacy and civil liberties."
The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't done enough to protect its air traffic control system from cyber attacks, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report. "Significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system," the GAO says in the report.
The report is a first from Europol in terms of predicting what the future of organized crime in the EU will look like – particularly new developments in how it will operate, changes in its structure and shifts in criminal markets.
As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated and persistent, the United States must be prepared for a cyber event of massive scale, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper while delivering the Intelligence Community's "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.
While the Defense Department has begun some experimentation with 3D printing, it will not leverage the technology's full potential unless it establishes a coordinating body or "3D printing czar" to oversee efforts department wide, according to a new paper from a technology and policy think tank.
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Keith Hall, a former economist with the Treasury Department during the George W. Bush administration, will head up the Congressional Budget Office after Douglas Elmendorf steps down April 1, says a statement from the House Budget Committee.
The Defense Department doesn't have the information to determine the cost or performance of its non-major acquisition programs, says a March 2 Government Accountability Office report. These non-major programs, called category II and III programs, range from a multibillion dollar aircraft radar modernization program to soldier clothing and protective equipment programs in the tens of millions of dollars, the report says.