System that tracks federal debt needs security fixes, GAO says
As part of its annual audit of the Schedules of Federal Debt — essentially the Treasury's register of what the government owes to its creditors — the GAO also looks at the associated IT.
Global financial messaging system SWIFT hires cybersecurity firms
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, a global messaging service relied on by banks for international money transfers, has hired two large cybersecurity vendors and launched threat intelligence sharing and forensic analysis services for its customers, it announced Monday.
Fed releases plan for improving payment system speed and security
The value of noncash payments made every year in the U.S. amounts to more than $174 trillion. Now the Fed thinks it's time to upgrade the payment infrastructure for speed and security.
Agencies lay groundwork to make data more valuable
Chief data officers are helping federal agencies make government data cleaner, more accessible and ultimately independent of the systems they were created on.