Inadequate security protections of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture computer network could result in a data breach and loss, according to a new internal audit, which also found that the project's prime contractor even under- and overbilled the department for services.
Officially, Lauri Love was charged by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia with conspiracy, causing damage to a protected computer, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to an FBI statement July 24.
The Defense Information Systems Agency closed its Huntsville, Ala., data center on May 30, a move that is expected to save the Defense Department about $3.2 annually.
The SSA's Disability Case Processing System, or DCPS, has failed to produce a working system after more than six years of development and $288 million, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Cyber attackers could potentially gain access to critical weather satellite systems through interconnected information systems, an internal Commerce Department audit has found.
A recent internal audit found that NASA lacked some security measures around its Space Network Project and the White Sands Complex.
The investigation by the HHS inspector general found a number of flaws in the program launch, notably in physical security, enrollment, system access and web security.
The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.
A review of a bureau's information systems within the Treasury Department found a "signficant deficiency" in security measures over financial reporting, a Government Accountability Office report released July 18.
Despite implementing stronger computerized defenses, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation still needs to address weaknesses that are putting key financial systems and information at "unnecessary risk," congressional investigators said.