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    DOD moves to centralize security clearance disputes

    The Defense Department issued new policy for contractors who have had their clearances revoked. 01/27/2021

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    TSP participants withdrew $2.9 billion last year under CARES Act

    By the end of the program, almost 120,000 Thrift Savings Plan participants used CARES Act withdrawals. 01/26/2021

  • Defense
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    Air Force chief looks to combat extremism in military ranks.

    To create a better environment for all service members, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the Air Force's chief of staff said leadership will have to lay out "what our expectations are for those who are to be a part of our force." 01/26/2021

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    Biden taps campaign veteran for federal CISO job

    Chris DeRusha, who led information security on the Biden campaign, is the federal government's new chief information security officer. 01/26/2021

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    Seeking more civility on Facebook

    Steve Kelman discusses his pursuit of a more constructive social network. 01/26/2021

  • FCW Insider: Jan. 26

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 01/26/2021

  • Congress
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    House Dems call on AG nominee to protect immigration judges' union

    The chairs of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Subcommittee on Government Operations are asking Merrick Garland to protect immigration judges ability to unionize, which was invalidated by a labor authority last year. 01/26/2021

  • Workforce
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    OMB lays out new COVID health and safety guidelines for feds

    New safety protocols have the potential to remake physical workspaces to promote distancing during the pandemic. 01/26/2021

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    Promoting an innovative workforce through DevSecOps

    DevSecOps has the power to set a new standard for the way the DOD -- and the rest of the federal government -- executes work. 01/25/2021

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    Promoting an innovative workforce through DevSecOps

    DevSecOps has the power to set a new standard for the way the DOD -- and the rest of the federal government -- executes work. 01/25/2021

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    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