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  • Workforce
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    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background. 11/30/2018

  • Law Enforcement
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    Former FBI cyber official cautions against weakening encryption laws

    A former top cyber official at the FBI says weaker laws around encryption won't help law enforcement and could result in unacceptable collateral damage to industry and data security. 11/28/2018

  • Congress
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    Details still elusive on possible federal data privacy standard

    As momentum for federal data privacy legislation continue to build, senators on both sides of the aisle are looking to the Federal Trade Commission as the enforcement entity for data protection. 11/27/2018

  • Comment
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    Why visibility matters

    With visibility into networks, CISOs will be able to make smart risk-based decisions about where to implement resources. 11/20/2018

  • Oversight
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    IRS missed 11,000 compromised SSNs

    An IRS office charged with monitoring and mitigating the impact of external data breaches is faltering when it comes to keeping track of the problem, according to an IG audit. 11/19/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    With elections over, CISA focus shifts to risk management center

    DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen signaled that her newly minted cybersecurity agency will shift its focus to a number of longer term initiatives around risk and supply chain. 11/17/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    DOD, DHS report advancing cyber cooperation

    Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation. 11/15/2018

  • Congress
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    DHS cyber re-org clears Congress

    Cybersecurity gets its own agency under a reorganization bill that is headed to the White House for the president's signature. 11/14/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    How info sharing can get unstuck

    The federal government has become more vocal about the need for cybersecurity public-private partnerships, particularly around information sharing. 11/13/2018

  • Defense

    DOD CIO lags in implementing cyber law

    Congress passed landmark cybersecurity legislation in late 2015, but Pentagon agencies have a spotty record of implementation, according to a watchdog report. 11/13/2018

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    FCW Insider: Nov. 13

    Top stories, quick hits and more from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/13/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    U.S., Russia jockey to shape new global cyber norms

    The United Nations approved dueling proposals by the U.S. and Russia to establish working groups on international norms, principles and behaviors in cyberspace. 11/09/2018

  • FCW Insider: Nov. 9

    Top stories, quick hits and more from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/09/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    With elections over, DHS maintains ‘heightened’ posture

    As the National Risk Management Center winds down its work on 2018 election security, it is turning its attention to securing other critical infrastructure sectors. 11/08/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Audit flags multiple concerns for Treasury's IT systems

    The inspector general report documents a range of sloppy or incomplete IT practices for agency systems that support national security functions. 11/08/2018

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