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    FCW Insider: Dec. 12

    Today's top news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/12/2018

  • Workforce
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    Agencies take a beating in 2018 Best Places to Work report

    The federal government generally looks like a less enjoyable place to work than it did a year ago, and a dearth of effective leadership gets most of the blame. 12/12/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    OMB expands definition of high-value assets

    The Office of Management and Budget is making sure all agencies develop plans to protect their most sensitive, most valuable cybersecurity assets, and designate an agency-level office or team to secure them. 12/11/2018

  • Contracting
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    CBP's $297M HR systems contract yields just two hires

    In a management alert, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found that a year-old human resources system contract is CBP's almost $300 million hiring contract is seriously challenged by performance and technology issues, according to the DHS Inspector General. 12/11/2018

  • Oversight
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    Watchdog: IRS botched Linux migration

    Poor IT governance has prevented the IRS from making progress on a long-term effort to migrate 141 legacy applications from proprietary vendor software to open-source Linux operating systems, according to an audit. 12/11/2018

  • Shutdown
    pelosi, pence, trump oval office dec 11 2018

    Shutdown appears more likely after Oval Office squabble

    An Oval Office photo op devolved into public squabble as President Donald Trump and top Democrats argued on camera about a possible government shutdown. 12/11/2018

  • data breach (LeoWolfert/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: Dec. 11

    Top stories, quick hits and more from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/11/2018

  • Emerging Technology
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    Microsoft president calls for government oversight on facial recognition

    The tech industry leader is worried that potential abuses of facial recognition technology could diminish enthusiasm for positive and practical uses in commerce and law enforcement. 12/10/2018

  • Congess
    Data analytics

    Senate clears DHS info-sharing bill

    The Senate cleared a bill to boost information sharing and data access at the Department of Homeland Security, sending it one step closer to the president's desk. 12/10/2018

  • Oversight
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA watchdog warns on management controls

    An edgy back and forth between the inspector general at the General Services Administration and the agency's administrator's office reveals tensions about management challenges. 12/10/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    'Culture of cybersecurity complacency' blamed for 2017 Equifax hack

    A new congressional report states that Equifax executives knew about critical security flaws months before they discovered they had been hacked, but did little to address the problems. 12/10/2018

  • U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    FCW Insider: Dec. 10

    Top stories, quick hits and more from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/10/2018

  • Defense
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    Oracle sues DOD over $10 billion cloud buy

    After losing out in a Government Accountability Office bid protest, Oracle is taking its case against the Pentagon's proposed $10 billion, 10-year cloud infrastructure deal to federal court. 12/07/2018

  • Workforce

    Top Oversight Dem urges OSC to rescind 'resistance' memo

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants the Office of Special Counsel to rescind a memorandum cautioning feds against "resistance" and impeachment talk in the workplace. 12/07/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Sen. Mark Warner (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock)

    Warner calls for new cyber doctrine

    Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for a new "whole of society" cyber doctrine designed to combat modern threats from hackers and disinformation campaigns. 12/07/2018

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