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DOI systems have been hacked at least 19 times, says OIG

The Interior Department's information technology systems have been compromised at least 19 times by hackers and foreign intelligence services over the past few years, said a recent report from an internal watchdog.

GAO: Agencies aren't publicly explaining how they're meeting agency priority goals

Several federal agencies haven't been transparent about how they're measuring performance against their priority goals, says a Sept. 10 Government Accountability Office report.

DOI's offshore drilling oversight division understaffed, says watchdog

The Interior Department division that handles oversight of offshore drilling needs more full-time staff to review and respond to incidents, according to a recently released DOI Inspector General report.

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.