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FCW Insider: May 17, 2021

Watchdog report finds OPM didn't always alert employees of COVID cases

The Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management found that the agency wasn't requiring mask-wearing and failed to notify employees of COVID cases during the height of the pandemic.

Lawmakers reach bipartisan deal to probe Jan. 6 attack

The proposed commission would have investigative and subpoena powers and would hold hearings to produce a report by the end of 2021.

House lawmakers re-introduce pipeline security bill after Colonial hack

Lawmakers in previous years have tried to clarify and change which agencies are responsible for regulating the cybersecurity of oil and gas pipelines.

CMMC board adds new training head, board members

Melanie Kyle Gingrich will take over training daily operations for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body as the vice president of training and development.

Quick Hits

*** Neera Tanden, whose nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget was scuttled in the face of intense political opposition, has joined the Biden administration as a senior White House advisor. According to press reports, Tanden will lead a review of the U.S. Digital Service as part of her new job.

*** The Defense Information Systems Agency delivered its initial zero trust reference architecture, the agency announced last week.

Posted by FCW Staff on May 17, 2021 at 2:16 AM


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