FCW Insider: November 19, 2021

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

Langevin tees up cyber legislation for 2022

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is looking to create a statutory framework for threat information sharing and mitigation between a small number of critical infrastructure firms and the federal government.

Federal government still in the dark on ransomware

Information on the majority of ransomware attacks targeting American companies and civilian agencies remains unreported to the Department of Homeland Security, a top cyber official told lawmakers.

White House releases 'vision' for management agenda

The coming president's management agenda will stress the federal workforce, customer service user experience and equity as well as a push to build capacity in financial management and improve acquisition.

Quick Hits

*** There's still no clear path to a government funding bill when the current continuing resolution expires on Dec. 3, but it seems clear that another stopgap funding measure will be needed. Appropriations Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told reporters on Thursday that she hoped a second CR would only last through the end of the calendar year. However, many Republican appropriators are saying they expect the government to remain on temporary funding well into 2022.

*** The Department of Defense is 35% done with its implementation of the MHS Genesis electronic health record, according to Holly Joers, who leads the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office. Joers spoke at a Nov. 18 event hosted by the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization office.

*** The Environmental Protection Agency has released the draft solicitation for a $250 million contract to acquire a variety of information management services from small businesses. Washington Technology has more on this story.

*** Heather Kuldell, managing editor of NextGov, has been named editor-in-chief of GovExec, leading a portfolio of government, technology and defense publications that includes FCW.

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