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Sunlight FOIA request leads to more open data, updated OMB policy

A Freedom of Information Act request from the Sunlight Foundation has turned into federal policy on agency data holdings, the foundation reported.

Miller introduces bill to give VA secretary broad authority to fire any employee

The head of the House Veterans Affairs Committee introduced a bill today that would give the Veterans Affairs Department secretary more authority to fire "corrupt or incompetent employees," says an emailed April 23 statement from the committee.

OMB releases more IT Dashboard metrics

For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the  IT Dashboard  in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.

OPM strengthened agreements with contractors following last year's cyber breaches, CIO says

The agency has strengthened its contractual clauses and is also making sure all agency contracts have the appropriate clauses in them – that is "clauses that require segregation of data."

GAO: Indian Affairs needs to address systemic problems with the way it manages its schools

The Bureau of Indian Affairs needs to address systemic management problems to improve schools under the bureau's purveyance, says and April 22 Government Accountability Office report based on testimony to the House Education and Workforce subcommittee on early childhood, elementary and secondary education.

Alarm system at ex-President George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months

Although a new permanent alarm was obtained in mid-January 2014, it wasn't installed until November and December 2014. The Secret Service said it was determining why there was a delay. However, the agency installed a temporary alarm in April 2014.

Fed agencies reduce planned PortfolioStat savings as GAO questions past IT reform savings

Through the Office of Management and Budget initiative launched three years ago that requires agencies to review their IT investments annually and cut duplication, agencies were supposed to save $5.8 billion between fiscal 2013 and 2015. However, they reduced that amount to $2 billion, a 68 percent cut.

Report finds federal cybersecurity workforce insufficient

An insufficient cybersecurity workforce – propagated by inadequate recruitment and retention measures – is hampering proper defense, according to a new report.

ICE could have saved up to $40M by improving detainee air transport program, DHS audit finds

ICE Air Operations, which is responsible for transporting detainees within the United States or returning them to their countries of origin, does not collect data that could help it better support operational decisions and improve program effectiveness.

Secret Service making moves to 'combat' personnel misconduct, DHS IG tells lawmakers

However, John Roth says there's a feeling among Secret Service officers that they can't report such misconduct to superiors because they fear retaliation, which is a serious problem.