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Lapses in IRS oversight put government at risk for ACA tax fruad, TIGTA says

The Internal Revenue Service didn't properly monitor the 50 different tax provisions related to the Affordable Care Act because of lapses in its information sharing system, according to an Aug. 20 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

PSC calls for Labor to update contractor locality pay rates

The Professional Services Council is calling on the Labor Department to update the wage rate for certain federal contractors providing services across the country.

USPS could help neighborhoods by using data for urban planning and checking on elderly residents, IG says

The Postal Service inspector general thinks the role of the Postal Service could go beyond just delivering mail by further helping the neighborhoods they serve, according to an Aug. 24 USPS OIG blog post.

GSA launches portal for quick IT purchases

The General Services Administration has launched a program that the agency says will make it easier for the government to buy pre-competed IT products.

Agency watchdog finds NRC political appointees didn't interfere with FOIA requests

Congress requested that the NRC inspector general make sure that political appointees, also known as non-career officials, had not interfered with the FOIA process and inhibited transparency.

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As the Defense Department contends with greater and more sophisticated cyber attacks, it needs to enhance security from "chip to the cloud" and boost the speed and performance of system defenses, while remaining cost-effective, according to a recent Lexington Institute blog post.