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FCW Insider: September 20, 2021

BLM to bring leadership back to D.C.

The Interior Department is reversing a Trump administration move to put the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction, Colo., but the new outpost will now serve as a Western headquarters.

Hurricane Ida knocked out key NARA system

The system is back up and running, but the sustained outage could lead to delays in the approval of annual records transfer requests.

ICYMI: AFGE looks to block Cyber Command reserve program in NDAA

A proposed amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act to pilot a cybersecurity reserve force at the Department of Defense would weaken merit systems principles, according to the largest federal employee union.

Quick Hits

*** The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2021, which boosts information collection authorities at the personnel agency, would cost $242 million to implement between 2022 and 2026. The bill was passed by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in June.

*** GCN takes a look at plans at the IRS to track the movement of cryptocurrencies to recover lost assets and potentially prevent theft.

*** The Census Project and other groups are backing a White House request to fund the Census Bureau for 2022 at levels above the administration's budget request.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 20, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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