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  • Cybersecurity
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    House lawmakers re-introduce pipeline security bill after Colonial hack

    Lawmakers in previous years have tried to clarify and change which agencies are responsible for regulating the cybersecurity of oil and gas pipelines. 05/16/2021

  • Workforce
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    Watchdog report finds OPM didn't always alert employees of COVID cases

    The Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management found that the agency wasn't requiring mask-wearing and failed to notify employees of COVID cases during the height of the pandemic. 05/14/2021

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers reach bipartisan deal to probe Jan. 6 attack

    The proposed commission would have investigative and subpoena powers and would hold hearings to produce a report by the end of 2021. 05/14/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    CISA Director Brandon Wales testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on May 11, 2021

    CISA chief says cyber order is doable but will 'stretch the system'

    The executive order, which was published Wednesday night, contains deadlines for CISA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies to begin reworking the government's cybersecurity with some timelines as short as 30 days from its signing. 05/13/2021

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA expecting claims backlog to peak this summer

    Recent additions to the backlog of veterans affected by Agent Orange are going to add to an expected spike in the backlog of pending benefits claims at the Veterans Benefits Administration, but agency officials are still aiming to get the levels closer to pre-pandemic numbers by the end of fiscal year 2022. 05/13/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    TSA's role in pipeline security looks like a weak link to some in government and industry

    Questions about whether TSA is rightly positioned to oversee cybersecurity for natural gas and oil pipelines are resurfacing in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. 05/12/2021

  • Defense
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    Moultrie's cyber background clears path to confirmation

    President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Defense Department's intelligence and security office, Ronald Moultrie, appears to have a smooth path to Senate confirmation thanks in large part to his cybersecurity experience. 05/12/2021

  • Acquisition
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    House Dems urge Biden to back plan for all-electric USPS fleet

    House Democrats are urging the White House to support an $8 billion taxpayer-funded proposal to direct the United States Postal Service to move towards an all-electric delivery fleet far sooner than the plan Postmaster General Louis DeJoy unveiled earlier this year. 05/11/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    CISA's Wales backs new response, recovery fund

    Brandon Wales, acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the funding would go toward expanding CISA's incident response teams with additional contractors and developing new technologies to be used by those teams. 05/11/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    White House, CISA react to pipeline ransomware attack

    Senior administration officials say multiple government agencies are working to distribute information to industry about the ransomware attack that led to the shutdown of a key natural gas pipeline for the East Coast. 05/10/2021

  • Defense
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    Lawmakers press White House for space acquisition chief

    House appropriators lamented the absence of a dedicated space acquisition chief, challenging the new administration to make a nomination soon. 05/09/2021

  • Cybersecurity
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    Granholm says cyber R&D is a priority at DOE

    The agency chief said is refocusing the Energy Department's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response on providing grid operators with threat intelligence and response capabilities. 05/07/2021

  • Congress
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    Commerce digs into supply chain security

    The Commerce Department wants to establish a new office that will work across the federal government and partner with the private sector to "get ahead of supply chain resiliency issues," Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday. 05/07/2021

  • Workforce
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    Impeachment witnesses talk public service

    Four former government officials who played key roles in the first impeachment of former president Donald Trump discussed their experiences during a Public Service Recognition Week event. 05/06/2021

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers press for IDEA Act adoption

    A group of House Democrats want the Biden administration to pick up the pace on implementation of the Integrated Digital Experience Act. 05/06/2021

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