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DOI mismanaged grants for university climate research partnerships, IG says

The inspector general found problems with several areas of the funding process involving the government-university partnerships, which provide scientific and technical information to combat climate change,

3,000 vulnerabilities in DOI systems found, patched following OPM breach

Before remediating a number of vulnerabilities in response to the breach of two Office of Personnel Management databases, the Interior Department had about 3,000 critical and high-risk vulnerabilities across hundreds of publicly and remotely accessible systems, said a department watchdog during recent congressional testimony.

Marine Corps, Interior Dept. push IT mandates as part of cybersecurity 'sprint'

The Marine Corps is directing its information technology system administrators to immediately implement public key infrastructure, or PKI, encryption as part of a review of cybersecurity at the service. Privileged user authentication and PKI are mandatory requirements, according to a memo issued July 1.

Two Interior Dept.-run schools don't have proper safety plans in place, IG says

The Interior Department's inspector general found that safety measures protecting students and staff in two schools on reservations in Florida and South Dakota are not adequate.

Senate Committee calls for Obama to nominate IGs for 10 agency vacancies

All 16 members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter Monday to President Obama urging him to nominate permanent inspectors general at the 10 agencies who currently have vacancies.

DOI, USDA not keeping track of contaminated sites, says report

The Agriculture and Interior Departments have identified many contaminated sites, but neither agency has a complete inventory, a says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report. As of April 2014, USDA had identified 1,491 contaminated sites and many potentially contaminated sites, including landfills and shooting ranges.

Report: Interior, State and Education fail to use plain language

The Interior Department, State Department and Education Department all fail to communicate in plain language with the public, while all other agencies generally communicated well with the public, says Center for Plain Language in its annual report card.

DOI: Chippewa Cree retaliated against whistleblower claiming ARRA funds mismanagement

The Chippewa Cree Tribe retaliated against a whistleblower who claimed the tribe was mismanaging funds given them by the government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, says a Jan. 12 Interior Department inspector general statement.

DOI expands land buy-back program to two more tribes

The Interior Department signed agreements with two tribal nations in Washington State to help those tribes buy back land, the department says in a Jan. 13 statement. The DOI's land buy-back program for tribal nations purchases land formerly owned by tribes and places it back into the ownership of the tribes.

IG: DOI won't meet 5-year goal of relocating Native American tribes

A plan to help Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes affected by a 1974 law that forced them to relocate won't be carried out in the original five-year time frame that was planned, says an Interior Department inspector general report.