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Mismanagement, not technology, caused Census handheld trouble, auditors say

April 9, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Census Bureau's mismanagement is primarily to blame for scrapping a plan to use handheld devices to help count Americans for the 2010 census, technology auditors told a House panel on Wednesday. Comment on this article in The Forum.Speaking in front of a joint hearing of the House Oversight and ...

Mismanagement, not technology, caused Census handheld trouble, auditors say

April 9, 2008 The Census Bureau's mismanagement is primarily to blame for scrapping a plan to use handheld devices to help count Americans for the 2010 census, technology auditors told a House panel on Wednesday. Speaking in front of a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Information ...

Fostering Innovation

April 9, 2008 In government circles, innovation often can be seen as a dirty word, something to treat with caution, perhaps even something to avoid. Innovation generally comes partnered with risk-the bane of civil servants and their managers. Risk of failure, risk of wasted time and resources, and worst of all, risk of ...

IRS failed to adequately protect its networks, IG reports

April 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Internal Revenue Service failed to adequately protect its routers and switches, and may have put sensitive taxpayer information at risk of being accessed by unauthorized workers or hackers, according to a March 26 report released today by the agency's inspector general. Comment on this article in The Forum.The Terminal ...

IRS failed to adequately protect its networks, IG reports

April 7, 2008 The Internal Revenue Service failed to adequately protect its routers and switches, and may have put sensitive taxpayer information at risk of being accessed by unauthorized workers or hackers, according to a March 26 report released today by the agency's inspector general. The Terminal Access Controller Access Control System, which ...

Lawmakers press Commerce secretary on decision to revert to paper-based census

April 3, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers grilled Commerce Department officials Thursday afternoon over the Census Bureau's decision to revert to a paper-based system for the 2010 census -- a move that could contribute to increasing the cost of the effort by $3 billion. Comment on this article in The Forum.Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Census ...

Census to scrap handheld computers for 2010 count

April 3, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Story updated at 1:05 p.m. The Census Bureau will tell a House panel today that it will drop plans to use handheld computers to help count Americans for the 2010 census, contributing to the increase in cost for the decennial census by as much as $3 billion, according to testimony ...

Census to scrap handheld computers for 2010 count

April 3, 2008 The Census Bureau will tell a House panel Thursday that it will drop plans to use handheld computers to help count Americans for the 2010 census, increasing the cost for the decennial census by as much as $3 billion, according to testimony the Commerce Department secretary plans to give this ...

Fostering Innovation

April 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How federal IT managers can encourage their employees to think outside the box. In government circles, innovation often can be seen as a dirty word, something to treat with caution, perhaps even something to avoid. Innovation generally comes partnered with risk - the bane of civil servants and their managers. ...

GAO: Deadline for exit tracking system meaningless

April 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A federal tracking system for foreign visitors who exit the country by air is not ready for prime time, despite a looming deadline, the government's watchdog agency said. Comment on this article in The Forum.The details of an integral component of the Homeland Security Department's foreign visitor and immigrant status ...