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FCW Insider: September 16, 2021

What will the new Digital Corps look like?

Technology talent with a desire to serve is out there, says Chris Kaung. There just aren't many places for them to get into public service early in their careers. The U.S. Digital Corps is meant to fix that.

Inglis: First rule of cyber education is budget accountability

The newly appointed cyber director has been setting priorities and carving out turf for his office to cover. With that will likely come some scrutiny of how the government spends resources on cyber.

ICYMI: House Dems seek $1B for IRS to improve access to child tax credit

The IRS had come under criticism for an online tool targeting the neediest recipients of advance child tax credit payments that was not mobile-friendly and lacked non-English language resources.

Quick Hits

*** The Merit Systems Protection Board is inching closer to being reconstituted with a quorum to handle the backlog of more than 3,000 appeals. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Sept. 22 for Biden administration's three nominees to the board.

*** Hawaii residents can now upload their vaccination card to their smartphones so they can carry digital proof of their immunization against COVID-19, GCN reports. The Hawaii SMART Health card is designed to make it easier for vaccinated residents to present evidence to restaurants, businesses and other venues without carrying a physical document.

*** Five companies have been tapped by NASA to develop concepts and other requirements for what the space agency calls "sustainable human landing systems." Washington Technology has more on this story.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 16, 2021 at 2:24 AM


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