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IG: Census Bureau failing to monitor GSS-I goals, Geography Division costs

The U.S. Census Bureau is failing to monitor its goals for the Geographic Support System Initiative and the costs for two aspects of its Geography Division, a Commerce Department Office of the Inspector General report found this week.

Spotlight: Rep. Hurd says data center consolidation, not modernization fund, is key to funding IT upgrades

The Obama administration for months has been fiercely pushing its proposed $3.1 billion IT modernization revolving fund, but the chairman of a House panel overseeing federal IT issues said this week that that's not his preferred approach.

US lawmaker seeking answers following $81M cyber heist of Bangladesh central bank

A heist of the Bangladeshi central bank may not have been of prime concern to U.S. stakeholders 20 years ago, but in the age of cyber heists – especially one involving $81 million – a top U.S. lawmaker is eager for answers.

Category management gets pushback on Capitol Hill

In a letter to GSA administrator Denise Turner Roth earlier last month, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), the chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee, respectively, questioned the implementation of Category Management and the impact it would have on small businesses.

Budget problems are at heart of DISA's reorganization, official says

The Defense Information Systems Agency's soon-to-be-complete reorganization comes in response to budgetary challenges.

Spotlight: Sen. Warren introduces return-free tax filing legislation

If the bill came to fruition, the Internal Revenue Service would provide taxpayers with tax forms filled out in advance, making it unnecessary to hire an accountant or use a tax return software.

Halvorsen's new strategy for data center savings: Cut the people

Halvorsen explained that he believes having employees monitor and maintain servers is a poor use of labor. By installing automation tools at data centers, Halvorsen believes he can achieve savings beyond the $1.8 billion projected for DoD through fiscal 2018.

VA seeking enterprise cloud broker in cloud push

The Veterans Affairs department is looking to move more aggressively to the cloud, and adopting VA CIO LaVerne Council's "buy first" strategy is an important first step. In a Request for Information the department put out last week, the VA expressed its desire to acquire an enterprise cloud services broker, or ECSB."

DHS audit finds IT control deficiencies at TSA

The Transportation Security Administration needs to improve its IT controls relating to financial access and management, according to the latest annual audit from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.

Mobile acquisitions to get the Category Management treatment

On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget released a draft policy for public comment that would give new direction to how the government purchases and manages mobile devices and services. The feedback period will last 30 days, until April 28.