The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a scathing new report detailing the use of ineffective password protection strategies at the agency, and how the OIG was able to crack 16 percent of the passwords it examined after just 90 minutes of trying.
The Department of Interior (DOI) has issued the final version of a solicitation that would offer a single cloud service provider up to $1 billion to support the agency’s transition to a single hybrid enterprise cloud cluster.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released a new report on Sept. 14, detailing how the department has failed to implement and finalize its interim body camera policies.
The Department of Interior has hired Darren Ash as the agency’s chief information officer (CIO), beginning Sept. 12.
In the campaign to help combat violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women in the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that better efforts to create and analyze case data in Federal databases are necessary to better understand the full extent of the crisis and work to alleviate it.
The Department of the Interior’s (DoI) Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Information Technology (HIT) Modernization Program is looking for industry feedback on a contract vehicle for vendors to help replace an outdated electronic health records (EHR) system.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is looking for a contractor to evaluate the EEOC’s Digital Process Transformation and Automation (DPTA), according to a request for quotation (RFQ) on SAM.gov.
The Department of Interior needs to do more to share data across several systems that it uses to oversee oil and gas development on leased Federal lands, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in testimony to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) hasn’t provided BIE-funded schools with guidance on distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is facing challenges in implementing the CARES Act, along with IT, financial and programmatic issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the agency’s inspector general.
For the Department of the Interior’s (DoI) journey of moving to a completely cloud-centric organization, maintaining cyber posture and developing the workforce is key to the strategy.
The Department of the Interior (DOI) has tripled its remote work numbers amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as agencies were instructed to maximize telework.
The $2 trillion measure approved by the Senate last night to help stimulate the flagging U.S. economy and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will provide hefty increases to the budgets of numerous Federal agencies with major roles in pandemic response and mitigation.
The Department of Interior has issued an order that temporarily grounds the agency’s fleet of nonemergency drones, citing cybersecurity concerns.
The Department of the Interior has selected CenturyLink for a task order to provide network services and IT modernization solutions through the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.
The Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking to acquire a new cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) electronic records management system from a commercial provider.
Mark Bathrick, director of the Interior Department’s Office of Aviation Services, spoke today at the Brookings Institution about his agency’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) including cost savings that the technology makes possible, and the future of airspace regulation as drone technologies continue to advance.
The NewPay software-as-a-service solution offers a strong path to modernization for the Federal payroll process, but a successful effort will require agencies to stop using unique systems and requirements, said Michelle Singer, director of the Department of the Interior’s Interior Business Center.
The House Appropriations Committee released a second of five appropriations minibus FY2020 spending bills for Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.
Representatives from different Federal agencies at ACT-IAC’s Emerging Technology Forum today said that they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to make strides in their work.
With the Burning Man Festival bringing nearly 75,000 people to the middle of the Nevada desert on public land for a “temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and self-reliance,” managing the crowd takes a little bit of help – and IT.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DoI) issued a solicitation today seeking a contractor to maintain, expand, and promote the production of National Archive Data and Culture (NADAC).
The Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking to let a single award, hybrid Time and Material contract to provide, operate, maintain, and improve its IRWIN (Integrated Reporting of Wildland-Fire Information) system in support of the agency’s Office of Wildland Fire (OWF).
The Department of the Interior received 18 security-related recommendations in a KPMG Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) audit, which identified several information security risks across the agency.
The Department of Interior has brought in Alaska’s first statewide CIO, Bill Vajda to fulfill the same role.
In an Inspector General (IG) report released Nov. 20, the Department of the Interior got taken to task for allowing an employee to visit 9,000 pornographic websites in under seven months. This is the IG second report chastising the department for an employee viewing porn on agency time and technology.
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A shift to the cloud offers government agencies an opportunity to embrace digital transformation, add automation, and rethink processes, said Federal IT panelists on Wednesday at MeriTalk’s 2018 Cloud Computing Brainstorm.
Federal agencies might not meet the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) data center closure goals, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Based on current projections, only 7,221 of the 12,062 data centers that agencies reported in August 2017 will be closed by September of this year.
Uncle Sam’s Russopobia got a shot in the arm from a recent Department of Interior (DOI) Inspector General report.