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DHS CIO highlights ways to strengthen cyber workforce under IT modernization strategy

DHS Chief Information Officer Eric Hysen said the much-anticipated Cyber Talent Management System will serve as the driving force behind his top-tier priority of investing in the department’s IT workforce.

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Accenture’s Gebre to be nominated to lead OFPP

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Military sexual assault commissioners urge officials not to get bogged down by UCMJ changes

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For OPM's Ahuja, rebuilding the federal workforce takes on many forms

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For Correa, taking risks paid off during her 40-year federal career

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Coast Guard looking more closely at diversity, climate change challenges

The Coast Guard is in the midst of recapitalizing itself, and taking on diversity and climate change. For an update, at the 2021 Sea-Air-Space conference, Tom Temin caught up with the Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. Check out the full interview on Federal Drive.

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UPDATED: USPS, exempt from federal vaccine requirements, sees uptick of employees in quarantine

The Postal Service, as an independent agency, is setting its own rules on masks and vaccines apart from the rest of the federal workforce, but is seeing an uptick in employees who need to quarantine as the delta variant of COVID-19 presents new challenges for the agency.

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Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

Scamming of military members has become big business, and it’s one of the fastest growing areas of cybercrime.

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Another agency commits to a labor relations reset following Biden order

The Department of Health and Human Services is the latest agency to announce a reset in labor relations with its union, following a Biden administration executive order that restored collective bargaining and official time.

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How to strengthen cyber identities and protect network privileges

The rise in remote working and teleworking has made end points particularly attractive to cyber hackers, especially using ransomware attacks delivered through phishing campaigns.

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When it comes to the data center debate, time to fish or cut bait

During the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard hearing, Federal CIO Clare Martorana outlined her four priorities.

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A look into the world of federal contracting protests

As detailed as solicitations and procurement rules might be, protests are a regular part of the federal contracting scene. Joseph Petrillo, attorney at the law firm Smith Pachter McWhorter, provided some analysis on the topic.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

Senate report seeks to solve 'balkanization' of federal cybersecurity efforts

A Senate report makes the case for reforms to the law governing federal cyber standards after multiple agencies made “minimal progress” on security standards.

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National Cyber Director: Bureau of Cyber Statistics needed to understand threat landscape

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis urged Congress to stand up a Bureau of Cyber Statistics within the Department of Homeland Security that would collect, analyze and publish data on cybersecurity, cyber-crime and threats.

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Military sexual assault commissioners urge officials not to get bogged down by UCMJ changes

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Extreme weather threats prompt Navy to ensure energy independence, facility climate resilience

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Navy’s digital warfare office focused on closing capability gaps, building requirements

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Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

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Coast Guard looks to plug digital holes in maritime infrastructure under new cyber outlook

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Military sexual assault commissioners urge officials not to get bogged down by UCMJ changes

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