Requirements are intended to reduce vulnerabilities and save time and money, but observers caution they aren’t a cure-all.
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Critics say the move is long overdue and doesn't go far enough.
Work is almost complete on a common e-mail operation within the department.
Most of the department’s computer system infrastructure has been outsourced; costs have fallen 20 percent.
Program aims to help municipalities buy and deploy communications equipment that can work across jurisdictions.
Sponsor of bill to reform FOIA says the Bush administration has lax enforcement of the law, and a “near obsession” with secrecy.
Bills reach the floor amidst a series of reports criticizing agency responses to public requests for information.
Move to new GSA telecom service contract will give agencies a chance to review how they manage their networks.
Initial installment will include aggregate data on the number and cost of earmarks down to the agency and account level.
Agency has taken “appropriate administrative action” against the employees involved, pending the results of an investigation.