Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Inspector General Joins The Air Force Reserve Command

Posted on January28, 2016
The Air Force Reserve Command sworn in a new Inspector General on January 16, 2016. The new Inspector General is Brigadier General Allan L. Swartzmiller and he will be replacing Brigadier General John. J. Mooney Hailing from Chesaning, Michigan, Swartzmiller is responsible for advising the command's leadership on how to optimize resources and enhance mission effectiveness by upholding standards and influencing positive change. He also ensures the existence of responsive inquiry and complaint resolution characterized by objectivity, integrity, and impartiality. Read More: Dobbins…
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Inspector General Reports: U.S. Department of the Interior is Vulnerable to Cyber Crimes

Posted on January21, 2016
According to the Deputy Inspector General, the U.S. Department of the Interior has nearly 15,000 laptops being used by employees and they don't have the proper security systems in place to prevent them from being hacked. A memo issued by Deputy Inspector General Mary L. Kendall and released Wednesday said the laptops — some likely in Utah — are at "high risk of compromise" should they be lost or stolen because the agency did not require pre-boot authentication. By sidestepping…
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According to the NRC IG, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Network Poses High Risk of Being Hacked

Posted on January15, 2016
According to a federal report released recently by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Inspector General, the computer networks used by the NRC could possibility be hacked as a result of the insufficient organization among the Security Operations Center. NRC staffers told the inspector general that the SOC “does not meet agency needs” and singled out a lack of proactive analyses and timely, detailed reports that could otherwise provide the information necessary to keep its networks properly protected. In the meantime,…
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OIG Found That FAA Still Lacks Oversight With $859 Million Air Traffic Control Contract

Posted on January08, 2016
The Federal Air Administration's inspector general told the FAA to improve their oversight of spending related to the $859 million air traffic control contract. The contact was awarded to Raytheon in 2008 to help them reach their goal of hiring 11,000 new air traffic controllers by 2021. But the oversight of the contract was lacking in 2013, noting that the agency had spent $46 million in the first two years of the contract without the program hitting its training goals. In December 2013,…
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