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FCW Insider: June 4, 2021

Army rolls back short-lived IoT telework policy

The Army is "restaffing" the policy, which would have required teleworkers to turn off or remove smart devices, such as Amazon Echo speakers, from their remote workspaces.

DHS expands collective bargaining for TSA airport screeners

Although the American Federation of Government Employees praised the move, the union says it is still going to press for legislation to move TSA employees into Title 5.

Air Force wants $800 million for enterprise IT as a service

The Air Force is looking to boost its enterprise IT services with capabilities that can support Joint All Domain Command and Control efforts.

White House warns industry on ransomware threat

Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger on Thursday warned industry leaders to view ransomware as a threat to their core business operations, not just a risk of data theft.

Supreme Court narrows scope of hacking law, but questions remain

The Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday decided a police officer did not violate a 1980s anti-hacking law, but the court ultimately left open questions about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's applicability for other purposes such as cybersecurity research.

Quick Hits

*** On June 10, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Robin Carnahan to lead the General Services Administration, for Chris Inglis to serve as national cyber director and Jen Easterly to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security.

*** The Office of Inspector General at DHS was critiqued in new Government Accountability Office report for longstanding management problems, including an absence of strategic planning and a lack of quality assurance standards.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jun 04, 2021 at 2:24 AM


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