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This government agency is putting the finances of students in jeopardy

+ It’s a glaring cybersecurity risk that very few people pay attention to: The U.S. Department of Education, which manages more $1 trillion in student loan debt, is putting in jeopardy the finances of students and their parents by not doing more to prevent attacks by hackers. Over a quarter of reported cyber-incidents involving the mishandling of data, including personal information, according to the Government Accountability Office.

+ The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which is partly funded by California taxpayers, spent $11 million on hospital equipment that is now missing, reports NBC Bay Area.

+ A former top fundraiser for the University of Georgia, Deborah Dietzler, “abused her position” to skip work and run marathons at taxpayer expense, booking flights and hotels in cities where she wanted to run marathons, according to an investigation by WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

+ As part of Essential Air Service, a little-known controversial $246 million government program to support airports in small cities, dozens of commercial flights depart without passengers or with nearly empty loads, reports the News4 I-Team (Washington D.C.).