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FCW Insider: June 16, 2021

Granholm refocuses Energy's cyber shop

The Energy Department is seeking 30% increase in funding for the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, and plans new roles and new authority for the organization.

TSA preps second pipeline cyber directive

A senior TSA official told House lawmakers on Tuesday that it is preparing to issue a second security directive focused on cybersecurity mitigation measures used by pipeline companies.

USDA looks to staff up with funding boost

The Department of Agriculture is considering how and when to bring feds back to the office, but more telework might be in the offing, the agriculture secretary said Tuesday at a budget hearing.

Is it time to go back to the office?

Steve Kelman considers the pros and cons of continuing maximum telework.

Quick Hits

*** The Department of Defense plans to spend $38.6 billion on IT in fiscal year 2022, according to updated information on the federal IT dashboard. That's an 8% increase over the previous year. Spending is divided between $32.2 billion on non-major IT projects and $6.5 billion on major IT projects.

*** Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) postponed a vote planned for Tuesday on the nomination of Kiran Ajuha to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management because some Democrats members were absent and the vote would have likely failed.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jun 16, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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