• Workforce
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    New OPM ‘playbook’ supports government hiring surge

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    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

    Connolly presses for legislation on telework, internships and OPM

    A new bill on federal internships would require interns be paid and create a central online source of information on federal internships, among other measures. 12/01/2021

  • Contracting
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    Trade group warns of contractor workforce shortfall over vaccine mandate

    A Professional Services Council (PSC) committee has forecasted potential workforce issues and billions of dollars in lost IT spend as the White House battles legal challenges to enforce a vaccine mandate for federal contractors. 12/01/2021

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    FCW Insider: December 1, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/01/2021

  • Congress
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    Senate inches closer to FedRAMP legislation

    Senators expressed concerns over potential conflicts of interest, high costs and inconsistent review processes during a roundtable meeting with federal officials and IT experts overseeing the General Service Administration’s cloud security authorization program. 12/01/2021

  • Defense
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    SATCOM shift to Space Force stalled under CR

    The U.S. Space Force’s plans to absorb all of the military’s satellite communications, including nearly 700 uniformed personnel from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, is delayed along with the rest of the military’s appropriation as Congress preps for a second continuing resolution in fiscal year 2022. 11/30/2021

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    FCW Insider: November 30, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/30/2021

  • Workforce
    hand of medical staff in blue glove injecting coronavirus covid-19 vaccine in vaccine syringe to arm muscle of african american man for coronavirus covid-19 immunization  M By Mongkolchon Akesin shutterstock ID: 1726888900

    White House asks agencies to delay consequences for vaccine mandate violations

    Agencies have the power to decide how to discipline unvaccinated feds, but the White House is encouraging them to go beyond education, counseling and letters of reprimand until after the holidays. 11/29/2021

  • Defense
    global security (welcomia/

    Military service principal cyber advisors take root

    Congress established service level principal cyber advisors in the 2020 defense policy bill. FCW sat down with the Army and Navy PCAs to get a sense of what their priorities have been in the past year. 11/29/2021

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    Zero-trust has a branding problem

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    The CISO reporting structure is broken

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    Cyber EO compliance is a full-time job

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