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FCW Insider: Oct. 11

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is extending six weeks of parental leave to employees as part of a new union contract. Tony Reardon, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said the move is a good start but called on Congress to pass a family leave package covering all feds. Lia Russell has more.

The IRS plans to do more with its $341 million task order under Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions than just keep their phones connected. Mark Rockwell explains how the tax agency plans to leverage EIS to support IT modernization.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is looking for subpoena power to track information about vulnerable systems. Derek B. Johnson reports.

The National Security Agency's new cyber directorate wants to bridge gaps between government agencies and the defense industrial base, according to the agency's chief Gen. Paul Nakasone. Lauren C. Williams has the story.

Quick Hits

*** HackerOne announced a second Army bug bounty program dubbed "Hack the Army" to run between Oct. 9 and Nov. 8 of this year. The program challenges hackers to find vulnerabilities in more than 60 public-facing websites.

*** Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced she would not be seeking another term in Congress after serving 16 terms.

*** A new C-SPAN/Ipsos poll found that a majority of Americans believe that U.S. elections are under threat from foreign adversaries and just 38% of respondents saying the believe electronic voting systems are secure.

Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:06 AM


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