*** The Office of Management and Budget explained to agencies in a March 2 memo how to roll back contractual changes put in place as part of the Trump administration's order purging federal agencies of diversity training programs that ran afoul of certain content restrictions spelled out in the executive order titled "Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping." That order was overturned as part of a Biden administration executive order issued on the day Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office. The memo also advised that the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will not be enforcing any contractual language related to the order.
*** Once again, cybersecurity, federal workforce management and IT acquisition are among the leading trouble areas in the Government Accountability Office's annual high risk list.
*** Microsoft announced an "out of band" emergency update to deal with a security flaw that is being leveraged in cyberattacks against three Microsoft Exchange Server products. The 0-day bug is being used to target on-premises servers – cloud email is not affected according to the company. Microsoft said the threat group responsible for the attack is based in China and appears to be state-sponsored.
Posted on Mar 03, 2021 at 2:21 AM