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From Nextgov.com: Northrop's sale of business unit signals start of a divestiture trend

November 9, 2009 Northrop Grumman Corp. announced on Sunday that it has agreed to sell its defense consulting unit TASC Inc. to an investor group led by the private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and General Atlantic for $1.65 billion, a move that could signal more sales as other integrators shed potential conflicts ...

Bill to increase oversight of IT projects gets big boost from report

November 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Tom Carper requested GAO write the report.Harry Hamburg/AP A report released on Friday that forecasts $3 billion in cost overruns on 16 major projects has pushed lawmakers to move forward on a bill designed to tighten oversight of federal information technology programs. The Government Accountability Office report examined how ...

From Nextgov.com: Bill to increase oversight of IT projects gets big boost from report

November 6, 2009 A report released on Friday that forecasts $3 billion in cost overruns on 16 major projects has pushed lawmakers to move forward on a bill designed to tighten oversight of federal information technology programs. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

A HIPAA Twist That Can Hurt

November 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Today at the TechAmerica panel discussion on identity management, Rick Kam of ID Experts brought up an interesting anecdote that illustrates the importance of using precise language when crafting information security legislation. Kam said confusion over the wording of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has led to ...

Social networking sites a treasure trove for identity thieves

November 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The increasing amount of information individuals share on social networking Web sites also could put them at greater risk of identity theft, according to identity management professionals. The amount of personal information posted on social networking sites has made it easier for criminals and others to collect data and impersonate ...

Defense's space program weighed down by delays and cost overruns

November 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mismanagement has led to delays and multibillion-dollar cost overruns in the Defense Department's space program, according to a report the Government Accountability Office released on Tuesday. Defense plans to spend more than $50 billion to develop eight space systems that will provide communications, global positioning, weather data and missile warning ...

The Unreported White House Logs

November 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House has been attracting attention recently for posting visitor logs online in an attempt to demonstrate the unprecedented level of transparency that President Obama has promised since his campaign began. This is the first time such information has been posted online. The early verdict? Good, but not great, ...

Census Bureau meets deadline to build address file for 2010 Census

October 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau has made progress on building an accurate database of addresses, but must resolve some remaining software issues and thoroughly test its systems before next years decennial count, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Census Bureau is working to ensure its master address file, which is used ...

GSA awards $99 million contract for IT support to combat drug trafficking

October 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration awarded a contract on Wednesday to improve information sharing among the law enforcement agencies that investigate drug traffickers. Under the contract, worth as much as $99 million over five years, Booz Allen Hamilton will maintain the Anti-Drug Network Plus program (ADNET PLUS), which the Defense Department's ...

From Nextgov.com: GSA awards $99 million contract for IT support to combat drug trafficking

October 22, 2009 The General Services Administration awarded a contract on Wednesday to improve information sharing among the law enforcement agencies that investigate drug traffickers. Read the full story on Nextgov.com