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GAO: DoD Could Improve Practices for Developing Program Managers

Major defense acquisition programs have been plagued with cost and schedule overruns - initial expectations have been exceeded by $484 million and average overruns are 31 months - so acquisition program managers are essential to keep things on track.

GAO: Agencies Need Additional Assessment of NIST Cybersecurity Framework Adoption

DHS found four challenges to cybersecurity framework adoption, which include not being able to commit necessary resources, a lack of knowledge and skills, regulatory requirements and other priorities taking precedence.

TSA Could Improve How it Processes Sensitive Security Information, Finds OIG

The OIG found that although TSA has adequate policies in place for reviewing sensitive security information, some of its critical guidance on identifying such data needs to be updated.

U.S. Contributions to Inter-American Organizations Could be Reduced in Near Future

The State Department is working with OAS to reform its fee structure and ensure no member state pays more than 50 percent.

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Report on the Internet of Things

It found that standards were urgently needed for all five IoT components within network security and IT system security evaluation.

Electricity Suppliers Have Taken Steps to Address Electromagnetic Risks

In the case of a severe solar storm or a high-altitude nuclear blast, the electric grid could be severely damaged, causing extensive outages.

DHS, DoJ Working to Improve Interactions with Individuals with Mental Illness

While DHS and DoJ have different missions and varying interactions with the public, their training efforts almost all focused on de-escalation and communication.

GAO: Continuing Resolutions and Budget Uncertainties are Challenging

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated that the 2013 shutdown reduced real gross domestic product growth by 0.3 percentage points in the fourth quarter.
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