A tenet of fair information practice principles is that organizations should only collect personally identifiable information for a specified purpose--whether that should translate into a warrant requirement for government use of unmanned aerial vehicles took up large parts of a May 17 House hearing.
Departures at the executive level have garnered some attention in recent years starting with the departure in fall 2011 of Sean McGurk, then the head of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. "What does it say about the department's cyber organization when it cannot retain its senior cyber leadership as well?" said Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.).
Training builds relationships between law enforcement agencies, and that's part of what made the response to the Boston Marathon bombings so effective--but it's also among the first things those agencies cut when budgets tighten, FBI Director Robert Mueller said May 16.
The General Services Administration owes more than one thousand contractors more than $3 million because the agency failed to reimburse vendors after kicking them out of the schedules program.
A federal judge in Arizona says the FBI can use evidence collected by a device that masquerades as a cellular base tower, triggering an automatic register response from nearby devices and routing communications from those devices through it.
Facilities at some closed Army installations were not maintained at a high enough level for reuse within communities surrounding the closed bases because the Army doesn't have specific guidelines for maintenance, a May 14 Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) says.
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller resigned Wednesday night, President Obama said that same day, after a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report showed the IRS used inappropriate criteria to select tea party organizations for tax-exempt status review.
By using private sector procurement techniques such as setting savings goals, the federal government could save $12 billion a year on aquiring services, a recently released April 15 Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) says.
Environmental Protection Agency auditors say information technology controls at Office of Research Division research facilities need improvement following an assessment of five facilities that uncovered vulnerabilities such as unsecured workstations.
Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee today on a variety of issues including the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press telephone records.