• Cybersecurity
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    Hafnium hack poses new long-term threat for already overtaxed cyber workers

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    A contractor calls for hiring more techies in-house

    Steve Kelman argues that Ad Hoc CEO Greg Gershman is onto something important. 03/08/2021

  • Defense
    threat detection

    Vague contract language hampers cybersecurity for weapons systems, GAO says

    The Government Accountability Office found that missing or vague cybersecurity requirements in acquisitions contracts for weapons systems often led to DOD getting a system that didn't meet its security needs. 03/08/2021

  • Workforce
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    Biden looks to expand time off for feds to vote

    An executive order issued Sunday on voting access includes a directive to the Office of Personnel Management to support federal employees looking to vote or serve as poll workers or observers during elections. 03/08/2021

  • Comment
    layered cybersecurity (PATTYARIYA/

    Why the network compass is obsolete

    Old labels for network traffic are out of date with government users connecting from devices outside traditional perimeters, but TIC 3.0 offers a new map. 03/08/2021

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  • Congress
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    TMF money, more leave in Senate's take on COVID relief

    The $1.9 trillion relief package could give federal employees up to 15 weeks of pandemic-related paid leave. 03/05/2021

  • Workforce
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    OPM tells agencies to restart union talks to uproot Trump-era orders

    The Office of Personnel Management is looking to remove vestiges of workforce executive orders from the Trump administration from federal agency contracts with employee unions, including restrictions on official time and union use of agency facilities. 03/05/2021

  • Defense
    US Congress House side Shutterstock photo ID: 156615524 By mdgn editorial use only

    House GOP urges increase in defense spending

    House Republicans are urging the Biden administration to seek an increase in defense spending in the upcoming budget request to better compete with China and "fill ongoing readiness gaps." 03/05/2021

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