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VA gets serious about PIV, two-factor authentication during cybersecurity sprint

The Veterans Affairs Department is using the recent information system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management as an opportunity to review current security practices and push existing protocols that may not have been fully implemented.

New internal DHS report says measures needed to probe CBP corruption, use-of-force policies

The Homeland Security Advisory Council subcommittee report presented recommendations aimed at improving investigations into alleged corruption at CBP, but also said the agency's use-of-force policy guidelines need to revised.

DHS watchdog questions $67M in New York state, NYC spending of homeland grants

The audit from the department's inspector general focused on $725 million awarded to the state and city through the Homeland Security Grant Program from fiscal years 2010 through 2012. 

GAO: Defense Department officials need to assess capabilities to address chem, bio threats

The Chemical and Biological Defense Program Enterprise – comprised of 26 DoD organizations – leads the department's efforts to protect military personnel from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

GSA official sentenced to three months in prison for Las Vegas conference spending scandal

The man behind the General Services Administration's Las Vegas conference spending scandal was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison and a bevy of monetary fines, according to an emailed GSA inspector general statement.

Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury pollution rule

The Supreme Court decided Monday to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule that forced electric utilities companies to reduce their output of mercury pollution.

VMware, Carahsoft to pay $75.5M settling allegations they overcharged gov't for software, services

Justice Department officials said that VMware and Carahsoft hid their commercial pricing practices and overcharged the government from 2007 to 2013.

Europe agrees to end mobile roaming charges, implement net neutrality over next 2 years

Under the new agreement, consumers will pay the same price for calls, texts, and mobile data by June 2017. Europe will also have the "strongest and most comprehensive open Internet rules in the world" by April 2016. 

DOE could better manage program to commercialize government research, IG says

The Energy Department could do a better job of managing its program that helps commercialize government research through the private sector, says a June 22 DOE inspector general report.

DOT fed employee travel card program secure from purchase fraud, GAO says

While some federal agencies have been dinged by auditors for flagrant purchases on employee charge cards, the Transportation Department has taken steps to ensure its own program for federal travel is secure from that kind of problem, says a recently released GAO report.