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Lawmakers push back on Trump's cyber budget, press on COVID-19 response

The agency will need Congress to implement many recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and coordinate federal and non-federal responses to emerging threats.

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HASC Republicans air concerns over foreign students conducting DOD research

Congress is overwhelmingly supportive of investing in new military technologies, but concern is growing over the potential national security threat posed by international student researchers.

Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist speaks at the NATO Industry Forum, Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

Norquist warns programs will stall under a 2021 stopgap budget

David Norquist, the deputy defense secretary, said the Army's new augmented reality headset that enhances soldiers' situational awareness could see significant delays without on-time funding.

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USCIS, SEC extend telework amid coronavirus concerns

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it was encouraging headquarters employees to telework as a cautionary measure.

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NIST's Ron Ross pivots to DevSecOps

Agile software and software security techniques are taking a firmer hold as agencies look for faster, better ways to provide services.

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CDC: Data modernization would have improved coronavirus detection, tracking

Officials said more money would improve the agency's detection and tracking capabilities for emerging diseases.

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How a Wikileaks dump alerted foreign hackers to U.S. tactics

A previously classified report from U.S. Cyber Command found the leaks would likely result in tactical changes by state-backed hacking groups to cover their tracks.

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DOD stresses telework, social distancing in COVID-19 guidance

Civilian employees at the Defense Department are urged to telework, teleconference and use leave when necessary while other agencies are formulating their own workforce policy responses.

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NFFE launches program to offset effects of workforce orders

National leaders and local business office staff team up to offer monetary, strategic support for locals affected by the loss of office space, network access.

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Contractors and COVID-19

Contracting work could require some creative thinking for agencies and contractors in the event facilities are affected by the spread of coronavirus.

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OPM presses agencies to prep for telework in updated COVID-19 guidance

Office of Personnel Management Director Dale Cabaniss urged agency heads over the weekend to "ensure that written telework agreements are in place for as many employees as possible," and encouraged agencies to extend ad hoc telework agreements to all telework eligible employees.

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Court says AWS 'likely to succeed' in JEDI protest

The recently unsealed Court of Federal Claims ruling granting an injunction on JEDI hinged on the technical evaluation of some of the features in Microsoft's bid.

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