• Congress
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    TMF money, more leave in Senate's take on COVID relief

    The $1.9 trillion relief package could give federal employees up to 15 weeks of pandemic-related paid leave. 03/05/2021

  • Defense
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    House GOP urges increase in defense spending

    House Republicans are urging the Biden administration to seek an increase in defense spending in the upcoming budget request to better compete with China and "fill ongoing readiness gaps." 03/05/2021

  • FCW Insider: March 5

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 03/05/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    Under new law, NIST looks to map out vulnerability disclosure policies for government

    Lawmakers in December tasked NIST with to developing processes that would ensure software vulnerability reports flow to the appropriate government offices and the issues are promptly fixed. 03/05/2021

  • Management
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    No new OMB pick yet, White House says

    In her daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Shalanda Young could serve as budget director on an acting basis if confirmed as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. 03/04/2021

  • Defense
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    Republicans slam Biden's defense policy pick for past tweets

    Colin Kahl, the Biden administration's pick to be the undersecretary of defense for policy, talked cyber and defense while dodging critiques on past social media posts. 03/04/2021

  • Acquisition
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    OMB orders agencies to stop enforcing Trump's diversity training purge

    A recent OMB memo tells agencies to remove contracting clauses related to Trump's diversity training executive order. 03/04/2021

  • FCW Insider: March 4

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 03/04/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    CISA orders agencies to disconnect and Microsoft Exchange on-prem servers

    The government's leading cybersecurity agency is ordering all federal civilian agencies to provide a status report on its usage of Microsoft Exchange products by noon on Friday. 03/03/2021

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