• Workforce
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    Watchdog report finds OPM didn't always alert employees of COVID cases

    The Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management found that the agency wasn't requiring mask-wearing and failed to notify employees of COVID cases during the height of the pandemic. 05/14/2021

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers reach bipartisan deal to probe Jan. 6 attack

    The proposed commission would have investigative and subpoena powers and would hold hearings to produce a report by the end of 2021. 05/14/2021

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    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 05/14/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    GSA plans new cloud buying vehicle to support modernization at all levels of government

    The General Services Administration is soliciting feedback from industry on a planned new blanket purchase agreement to provide cloud infrastructure, storage, software and services to federal agencies and state and local governments. 05/13/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    CISA Director Brandon Wales testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on May 11, 2021

    CISA chief says cyber order is doable but will 'stretch the system'

    The executive order, which was published Wednesday night, contains deadlines for CISA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies to begin reworking the government's cybersecurity with some timelines as short as 30 days from its signing. 05/13/2021

  • Acquisition
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    With Biden's equity agenda in play, experts talk about making procurement more inclusive

    Government procurement practitioners discussed equity and procurement at the Code for America summit, as leaders across the federal enterprise look to measure and expand inclusiveness in public spending. 05/13/2021

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA expecting claims backlog to peak this summer

    Recent additions to the backlog of veterans affected by Agent Orange are going to add to an expected spike in the backlog of pending benefits claims at the Veterans Benefits Administration, but agency officials are still aiming to get the levels closer to pre-pandemic numbers by the end of fiscal year 2022. 05/13/2021

  • FCW Insider: May 13, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 05/13/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    TSA's role in pipeline security looks like a weak link to some in government and industry

    Questions about whether TSA is rightly positioned to oversee cybersecurity for natural gas and oil pipelines are resurfacing in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. 05/12/2021

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