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FCW Insider: Jan. 20

Mayorkas calls for review of Einstein, CDM

The president-elect's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security said he will review the government's two major cybersecurity programs in the wake of the SolarWinds hack.

SolarWinds hack blights the Trump administration's cybersecurity record

The consequences of the SolarWinds Orion hack are far from clear, but analysts and lawmakers say that officials at CISA and NSA made notable strides to improve the government's cybersecurity posture.

OPM says federal employee job satisfaction is up

Full results of the delayed Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey won't be out until the spring, according to the Office of Personnel Management, but a preliminary look at topline results suggests federal employee job satisfaction is improving

Haines looks to restore IC workforce morale

If confirmed, Avril Haines says that one of her top priorities as the Director of National Intelligence will be "institutional" issues, like renewing public trust in the intelligence community and improving workforce morale.

Innovation among feds is alive and well

Steve Kelman shares some survey data on how career executives see innovation in their agencies.

Quick Hits

*** The Washington Post reported that eleventh hour job reclassifications under the Schedule F executive order are unlikely to take place before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden at noon on Jan. 20.

*** Federal agencies are directed under a Jan. 18 executive order to look for ways to exit contracts for certain proscribed unmanned aerial systems.

*** A modernized, hardened Global Positioning System being developed by the Department of Defense is still years away from deployment, according to a Jan. 19 Government Accountability Office report.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 20, 2021 at 2:31 AM


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