Looking closer at metadata and partnering with state departments of revenue and industry groups, the IRS is reducing risk of tax return identity theft
Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want unredacted revenue and expense reports from the Trump organization that were submitted to GSA.
Citizen satisfaction with government services rebounded to a four-year high in 2016, driven largely by improved performances on the part of government websites.
This fed spent the night with his girlfriend — in an official Bureau of Land Management trailer.
The Government Accountability Office had some hard truths for the Veterans Affairs Department, which has failed to produce more modern, interoperable IT systems after years of failed pilots and heated congressional hearings. GAO says VA should drop its plans to modernize VistA and find a commercial option instead.
Two Democrat senators are prodding the White House for more information on the private email accounts used by Trump administration senior officials.
Whistleblowers and whistleblowing are getting front-and-center attention these days. Congress is revisiting a law that protects whistleblowers from retribution. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about any changes members want to make to the system under which employees report wrongdoing.
Three prominent Republican lawmakers wrote to White House General Counsel Donald McGahn, asking that the Trump administration clear up any confusion that new agency communications directives may caused among federal employees about their whistleblower protection rights.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general will review President Trump’s Executive Order calling for increased vetting of foreign visitors.
IT leaders at the Office of Personnel Management say the agency has one major database left to encrypt, which contains some high-value assets and personally identifiable information for security clearance holders and federal employees.
Lynne Bernabei, a partner with the D.C. law firm of Bernabei and Kabat, said Yates’ firing and Trump administration distaste of State Department dissent channel will give federal employees a lot to think about.
The Justice Department, like a few others, has one or two really big agencies and a lot of small ones. So a big challenge for DoJ Chief Information Officer Joseph Klimavicz is keeping everyone happy and well-equipped while balancing the priorities. Klimavicz describes on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how he is aiming to bring agility into the way his organization delivers IT services.
The Transportation Security Administration has long been working with outdated IT security protocols and equipment. In response, the Homeland Security Inspector General has said the agency is making progress to ensure its IT infrastructure is more stable and secure. Sondra McCauley, DHS assistant Inspector General for IT Audits, explains the updates with Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management released another memo with more details on how agencies should implement the President’s hiring freeze. The latest guidance includes exemptions to the hiring freeze and instructions for how agencies should request others.
The Border Patrol apprehends a lot of people coming into the United States illegally, but not all who cross are the same. There is an elaborate process for screening each offender and ensuring the consequences fit the crime, so to speak. Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at GAO, questions the Border Patrol system on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.