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Data could be key to better management of DoD leased property, says GAO

To avoid waste, the Defense Department must improve tracking, management and security of its leased facilities, an audit found.

GAO: National Capital Region suffering from interoperable emergency communications

In the nation's capital and surrounding cities, it's imperative that emergency communications be seamless among departments and agencies. A new report found that this is not the case, however.

VA, DoD refuse to find common ground on IT infrastructure at joint hospital

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago is the first attempt to fully integrate the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments' healthcare facilities, but officials told the Government Accountability Office they have no plans to find common ground on a single-network IT infrastructure at the facility.

GAO: Smartcards limited in ability to curb federal healthcare fraud

In its review of 739 healthcare fraud cases that were resolved in 2010, only 165 cases, or 22 percent, could have been affected by smart cards, according to a Jan. 22 GAO report that was issued publicly Feb. 22.

GAO: Agencies need additional guidance on data quality under DATA Act

Agencies are depending on instruction from the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Department to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, but the draft guidance could lead to inconsistent reporting.

GAO to DHS: Intrusion detection system fails to meet expectations

Only a fraction of the agencies required to use the National Cybersecurity Protection System do so, according to a new report, which also stated that the system is lacking in its intrusion and prevention capabilities anyway.

42% of GAO's IT security recommendations remain unimplemented

In its review of agency and department operations, the Government Accountability Office has seen a poorer response to its information security recommendations than its guidance in other areas.

GAO: TSA needs more efficient testing processes for screening technology

The Transportation Security Administration has made an effort to better test and evaluate airport screening technology, but the steps don't go far enough, according to the Government Accountability Office.

GAO: FDA's IT strategic plan lacks concrete targets, doesn't align with broader strategy

The Food and Drug Administration issued an information technology strategic plan in September 2015, but it lacks concrete milestones and targets and doesn't include elements that would ensure alignment with FDA's agencywide mission and goals, according to the Government Accountability Office.

DHS not properly measuring effectiveness of cybersecurity framework outreach, GAO says

The Homeland Security Department failed to properly measure its promotion efforts of cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, according to the Government Accountability Office.