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FCW Insider: June 1, 2021

Biden's first budget ups cyber and tech spending; gives feds a 2.7% pay raise

The Biden administration released its $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday, including $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending across federal agencies.

The group that hacked SolarWinds is out with a new campaign, Microsoft says

Microsoft said in a blog post the hackers behind SolarWinds are already advancing their tradecraft, and are impersonating a U.S. government agency as part of a global phishing campaign.

Comment: How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government

Investments in technology that supports multiple agencies would expand the TMF impact considerably.

ICYMI: Army wants teleworkers to switch off smart IoT devices

The Army announced it would require all military, civilian, and contractors to rid their telework environments of internet of things devices, such as smart TVs and speakers.

Quick Hits

*** Kathleen Miller is the Biden administration's nominee to serve as comptroller of the Department of Defense. Miller is currently a top official at the Department of the Army.

*** Community-led campaigns in about 25 cities this summer will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect data to identify neighborhoods with extreme heat. GCN has more on this story.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jun 01, 2021 at 2:02 AM


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