To avoid waste, the Defense Department must improve tracking, management and security of its leased facilities, an audit found.
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.
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.
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.
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and Budget and Treasury Department to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, but the draft guidance could lead to inconsistent reporting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Homeland Security Department failed to properly measure its promotion efforts of cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, according to the Government Accountability Office.