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    GSA unveils first NewPay service

    The General Services Administration is talking with federal agency users to further develop its NewPay shared service offering rolled out in September. 10/21/2020

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    House bill looks to boost COLA for Social Security recipients, federal retirees

    The bill uses a different cost-of-living adjustment index to bring the adjustment to 3%. 10/21/2020

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    Watchdog: DHS needs to keep a closer eye on acquisition qualifications

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to be consistent in nominating and designating acquisition oversight officials. 10/21/2020

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    Key questions remain for contractors about diversity training regulations

    Although a Department of Labor official says diversity training is still possible for federal contractors under the new policies, confusion over the guidelines has already resulted in cancelled training as agencies and contractors hit pause rather than risk violating a Trump administration executive order. 10/21/2020

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    NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

    Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing. 10/20/2020

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    An extraordinary public servant, now a little the worse for wear

    Steve Kelman checks in with longtime VA leader Ed Meagher, who was recently honored for a lifetime of citizen service. 10/20/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    NSA warns contractors on China hacks

    The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks. 10/20/2020

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    How a telework bill can boost security, modernization

    The bipartisan Pandemic Federal Telework Act would make technology and security an integral part of telework planning and data reporting. 10/16/2020

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    A future-proof security model for a modern, mobile government

    COVID-19 has shown the importance of the extensibility and scalability of the cloud and has been a forcing factor, expediting modernization initiatives – including security modernization. 10/05/2020

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    How to shift CMMC for the future

    While the goal of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is to establish a unified standard for cybersecurity practices across the DOD, it does not directly address specific control expectations or risks associated with organization-specific threat actors. 09/28/2020