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Energy's unclassified cybersecurity program needs strengthening, IG says

An internal audit of the Energy Department's unclassified cybersecurity program found critical and high-risk vulnerabilites across many systems and networks tested, problems with access controls and web applications, and weaknesses in identifying and managing security features across systems.

CBP officer wins job back following US appeals court decision

A federal appeals court said a veteran Customs and Border Protection officer should be reinstated, after he was removed from his position for improperly possessing and disclosing federal information stemming from a 2009 incident.

TIGTA: IRS not ready to implement new tax-processing system

The Internal Revenue Service is making significant changes in how it processes tax returns, but a test of the system shows it's not ready for implementation, according to a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.

ACLU: Feds should investigate potential racial discrimination around online credit marketing

The American Civil Liberties Union wants the federal government to investigate whether companies are using big data to engage in racial discrimination around online credit marketing—and take action, if they are.

US Park Police's 2013 search of missing woman complied with procedures, IG says

An Interior Department investigation found that the U.S. Park Police's search for a missing woman in 2013 was sufficient despite "inappropriate, insensitive comments" made by a shift commander about her at the time.

US spent $18.5 million on unfinished, unused prison in Afghanistan, SIGAR report says

Despite the State Department shelling out $18.5 million to a contractor, a U.S. prison in Afghanistan still remains unfinished and unused, more than five years after renovation work began, according to a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report.

GAO: New USPS service standards have slowed down mail delivery across country

The U.S. Postal Service's recent changes to its service standards have resulted in slower mail delivery across the country, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report.

USAID IG removed critical findings from audit reports, news report says

The U.S. Agency for International Development's inspector general removed findings critical of the agency from a final report, the Washington Post reported in an Oct. 22 article.

DHS's FOIA backlog nearly doubles due to record-setting, immigration-related requests

The Homeland Security Department's backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests nearly doubled in fiscal 2013 – rising to 51,761 – due to record-setting requests for immigration-related records, a recently released departmental report said.

Audit: Requirements, risk management issues snag IT system modernization at IRS

Insufficient project requirements, among other problems, are continuing to delay a now four-year-old Internal Revenue Service IT modernization effort, designed to help taxpayers resolve disputes with the agency, the internal watchdog finds.