A relatively small investment in IT could make oversight far more effective, former agency official tells lawmakers.
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Completion is years away and success is still up in the air, GAO says.
It will involve building out a Web portal for the case management system, known as Sentinel.
Effort is aimed at eventually enabling veterans to visit one Web site and see all the benefits available to them through Defense and VA.
The increasing need to share information electronically is among the trends creating vulnerabilities, officials say.
The Defense, Transportation and Homeland Security departments have been searching for a backup in case GPS systems get knocked out.
New bill would change felony requirements so hackers could be charged for damaging 10 or more computers; current rules set bar at minimum of $5,000 worth of harm.
“We’re holding ourselves accountable,” top OMB technology official says.
The Homeland Security Department has had a hard time retaining cybersecurity officials, auditor testifies at House hearing.
Agencies should follow the Defense Department’s model for IT employee certifications, representatives of professional organizations say.