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FCW Insider: Dec. 11

More than a year after the breach of Equifax that saw 148 million customer records compromised the Republican staff for the  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report that blames a "culture of cybersecurity complacency" for making the hack possible. Committee Democrats released their own report calling for more regulation. Equifax itself pushed back on the report, citing inaccuracies. Derek B. Johnson has the story.

An edgy back and forth between the inspector general and the top official at the General Services Administration reveals tensions about management challenges. Mark Rockwell has more.

The Senate cleared a bill to boost information sharing and data interoperability at the Department of Homeland Security. The bill already cleared the House. Chase Gunter reports.

Microsoft's president is worried that potential abuses of facial recognition technology could diminish enthusiasm for positive and practical uses in commerce and law enforcement. Matt Leonard explains.

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 12:32 AM


  • Cybersecurity
    CISA chief Chris Krebs disusses the future of the agency at Auburn University Aug. 22 2019

    Shared services and the future of CISA

    Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, said that many federal agencies will be outsourcing cyber to a shared service provider in the future.

  • Telecom
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA softens line on looming EIS due date

    Think of the September deadline for agencies to award contracts under the General Services Administration's $50-billion telecommunications contract as a "yellow light," said GSA's telecom services director.

  • Defense
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    IC looks to stand up a new enterprise IT program office

    The intelligence community wants to stand up a new program executive office to help develop new IT capabilities.

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