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GAO finds agencies mostly managed telework network security with a few holes

GAO looked at agencies’ system security plans, the results of security control assessments, remedial action plans and whether or not they followed NIST…

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date

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Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation inspector general

Hazards of self-certification and other lessons learned from federal government’s pandemic response

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This March 27, 2020 file photo shows the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success

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If you thought federal contract spending shot through the roof last year, you’re right

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Though the worst is over, CISA wants agencies on guard after SolarWinds breach

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(Photographer: Brian Larson)Dennis Alvord serves as EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer

Economic Development Administration hits milestone in CARES Act fund distribution

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Defense Health Program facing $1.8B budget shortfall for 2021

The grouping of defense agencies are looking inward to make up for the budget gap.

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FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo, shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. The Treasury Department says it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan. This includes 25 million payments on April 6, 2021, that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020 tax returns.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

New office in Treasury Dept will oversee COVID-19 relief spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Treasury Department is standing up a central office to oversee COVID-19 economic relief spending.

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Federal contractors warned to prepare for stricter oversight with new administration

After noting some big corruption enforcement cases, lawyers at one firm are telling clients, including federal contractors, to get ready for increased levels of investigations and enforcement.

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