• Cybersecurity
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    Senate Dems demand answers on DOJ's hack exposure

    A group of Democratic senators want detailed answers from the Justice Department and the judiciary branch by the end of the month about the impact of the SolarWinds breach. 01/23/2021

  • Workforce

    Biden elevates DuBester to chair the FLRA

    The quasi-judicial Federal Labor Relations Authority was involved in some of the most contentious wrangling between the Trump administration and federal employee unions. 01/23/2021

  • Defense
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    Army CIO details digital strategy, changes for IT enterprise

    Army CIO plans to release new enterprise digital strategy and rein in $2 billion of bloated IT spending. 01/22/2021

  • Defense
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    Navy to stand up DevSecOps task force

    The task force, which is planned for March, is responsible for delivering recommendations that would become the Navy's enterprise-wide roadmap for implementing DevSecOps. 01/22/2021

  • FCW Insider: Jan. 22

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 01/22/2021

  • Workforce
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    Biden charts governmentwide 'equity agenda'

    The OMB director and the head of the Domestic Policy Council will play key roles in implementing the objectives of a new executive order, which eliminates a Trump-era purge of diversity training materials and include the creation of a new data working group . 01/21/2021

  • Workforce
    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

    Connolly once again offers pay hike legislation

    If passed, the bill would give feds a raise of an average 3.2%. 01/21/2021

  • People
    Bill Evanina

    Evanina resigns as counterintelligence chief

    William Evanina, a career intelligence official, is stepping down from the post of director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. 01/21/2021

  • Congress
    U.S. Senator Jack Reed, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, from Rhode Island, speaks with senior leadership from Army Futures Command (AFC), and Austin, Texas area entrepreneurs at Army Applications Laboratory. Senator Reed toured facilities and met with leadership to learn about the AFC mission. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Enright)

    SASC gavel set to change hands

    With Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) as the new chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrats will set the tone on defense policy and budgets. 01/21/2021

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  • Comment

    SolarWinds fallout makes secure communications a critical first line of defense

    Crisis situations like this one can induce the fog-of-war and lead to tradeoffs during remediation. While we may not know the full extent of the damage for some time, as is always the case in an event like this, we need to stop the bleeding. We must not afford the adversary an easy path to more information. 01/15/2021

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    IoT cyber law signed amid growing vulnerabilities

    The passage of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 means that NIST will start to address the gap in post-market guidance to help organizations adequately address newly discovered vulnerabilities in devices already on their networks. 12/22/2020

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    After Solar Winds, it's time for a National Software Security Act

    The time has come for Congress to regulate security in the software industry by mandating minimal best practices for software companies selling software products or services in America. 12/16/2020