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FCW Insider: October 13, 2021

DOD could get new software, sustainment tech oversight positions

Heidi Shyu, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, wants to add new oversight roles for software and sustainment efforts.

CMMC's Arrington sues DOD to clear her name

Katie Arrington, who has been off the job since May, is suing the Department of Defense to get resolution on her personnel case

Clarke stresses cooperation as momentum builds on Capitol Hill behind breach disclosure legislation

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation subcommittee, said building trust with critical infrastructure entities was fundamental to expanding information sharing between the public and private sectors.

ICYMI: IT, supply chain figure in agency climate plans

Federal agencies release climate adaptation and resilience plans, many of which feature new initiatives to combat current and future risks to critical infrastructure and information technology.

Quick Hits

*** The House of Representatives passed a $480 billion increase to the federal debt limit through December 3 – the same day as the current continuing resolution funding the federal government expires. The vote was 219-206. The debt limit bill matches a bill passed in the Senate. The legislation allows the federal government to avert a partial default in mid-October when the Treasury Department says that debt payments will outstrip the current debt ceiling.

*** The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hear from three nominees to serve on the Federal Labor Relations Authority on October 20. Nominees include Ernest DuBester and Susan T. Grundmann to serve as FLRA members and Kurt T. Rumsfeld to be general counsel.

Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 13, 2021 at 2:26 AM


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