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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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What flexible tech acquisition looks like at IRS

The tax agency's update on an acquisition pilot gave insight into lessons learned and discussed what's in store for future projects.

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Services grapple with 'any sensor, any shooter' network concept

The military is focused on developing a communications network concept to connect every service, but defining the concept, rather than coordination, is the challenge.

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Former DHS watchdogs charged in software and data theft

Multiple members of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General are accused of hatching a plot to steal government software and databases to underpin a new system they planned to sell back to the government.

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AFGE urges telework expansion amid coronavirus spread

Separately, a group of Senate Democrats urged the Office of Personnel Management to assure federal employees and contractors that they won't face any discipline or adverse employment actions for following official guidance on when to stay home from work.

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