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GAO: Medicare Agency Needs to Do More to Secure Beneficiary Data

While CMS has developed guidance for MACs and qualified entities, it has not developed equivalent guidance for researchers. Researchers must adhere to broad government wide standards, but are not given guidance on which specific controls to implement.

GAO: Improvements Needed to NASA Whistleblower Program

According to officials from NASA's Office of General Counsel, each case must be handled on a case-by-case basis to ensure due process and 30 days is insufficient time to issue an order of final determination of reprisal.

OIG: Weaknesses Were Found in U.S. Marshals Service PACES System

Generally, the auditors, KPMG, found that information security program and practices were consistent with the requirements of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). 

GAO: Lobbyists Still Sometimes Unclear on Lobbying Disclosure Act

Lobbyists are required to disclose certain previously held covered positions, such as certain executive agency and congressional staff posts. GAO estimates that 15 percent of all LD-2 reports may not have properly disclosed previously held covered positions.

OIG: FBI’s Handling of Unresolved Polygraph Results May Cause Security Vulnerabilities

The report focuses on the FBI’s process for investigating and addressing “unresolved results,” or results that found alleged deception or use of countermeasures by the applicant or employee.

OIG: U.S. Marshal Should Implement Formal Procedures Relating to Court Services Procurements

The audit focused on the USMS JSD contracts with private security companies to provide CSOs for 440 federal court facilities nationwide.

OIG: Drug Enforcement Administration Should Investigate Whether Officers Are Improperly Fundraising

The OIG was responding to two complaints that DEA officers were operating a store selling goods to raise proceeds for the Survivors Benefit fund, which contravenes federal regulations.

GAO Forum: Technology Assessment Identifies Implications of AI

The Forum on Artificial Intelligence was convened by the Comptroller General and included participants from industry, government, academia and nonprofit organizations. It considered the future impact of AI in cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice and financial services.
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