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FCW Insider: Sept. 22

House tees up continuing resolution to avoid Oct. 1 shutdown

Protected leave for federal health workers and a USCIS funding measure are included in the stopgap bill.

CISA orders agencies to patch dire Window flaw

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency alerted federal agencies of an authentication flaw in Microsoft server software in need of an immediate fix.

Acting DHS head offers alternative succession path

Chad Wolf, under fire in the courts and from watchdogs about the legal status of his appointment at the Department of Homeland Security, is offering an alternative explanation of his standing.

DOD floats plan to build its own 5G network

The Defense Department issued a request for information looking for ideas on implementing dynamic spectrum sharing to support 5G development and deployment for military and commercial users.

Quick Hits

*** According to a report from the Commerce Department Office of Inspector General, the decision to accelerate the completion of the 2020 Census was made outside of the Bureau and puts an accurate population count at risk.

*** The Central Intelligence Agency announced the launch of CIA Labs, an agency-based research and development division that will partner with the private sector, colleges and universities and other federal research labs to develop technologies to improve intelligence gathering and other CIA functions. The lab also provides a vehicle for CIA officers to obtain patents for inventions.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 22, 2020 at 2:37 AM


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