Archive for April 1st, 2016

Postal IG Slams Firewall Administration

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The Postal Service inspector general has called on USPS to shore up firewall configurations for its mail processing computer systems and networks, concluding that the firewalls are not properly managed and functioning.

It said firewall administrators did not apply six of nine critical security controls ranging from password strength enforcement and session timeouts to operating system updates across the 30 firewalls it looked at.

The lapse occurred because Postal Service personnel have focused more on supporting system deployment and less on implementing required configurations and restricting network traffic, according to the IG.

Source: Postal IG Slams Firewall Administration

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April 1st, 2016 at 9:52 am

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USPS Continues to Miss Delivery Goals, and It’s Getting Worse – Oversight – GovExec.com

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The U.S. Postal Service failed to meet its service performance targets for a majority of its offerings last year, according to a new report, adding yet another setback for the agency as it attempts to right-size its operations to match the shrinking mailing market.USPS performance actually dipped for most services in fiscal 2015, the Postal Regulatory Commission found in its annual compliance determination, which called on the Postal Service to assess and report back on its failures. While the agency slowed its delivery windows in 2012, it continued to miss its more lax standards for all first class mail delivery — its most profitable offering.

Source: USPS Continues to Miss Delivery Goals, and It’s Getting Worse – Oversight – GovExec.com

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 1st, 2016 at 9:50 am

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Dead Tree Edition: Postage Rates Decreasing? April Fools!

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 1st, 2016 at 8:27 am

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