What to expect from the new IT/cyber/innovation House subcommittee
Federal experts praised Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) for past legislative bipartisan efforts around quantum computing and federal cyber workforce.
The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress went out of business with the conclusion of the 117th Congress. But the committee’s long list of recommendations will continue under a new subcommittee.
Agencies often point to the cyber controls they have in place to indicate a strong defense posture. But having those controls in place doesn’t necessarily mean they’re configured properly, and providing the immediacy of detection and response necessary to properly defend the network.
The Defense Department is telling its acquisition people to use what’s known as category management to expand the use of small business. But for years, small business has argued that category management actually limits the number of vendors who can sell to government.
National Science Foundation officials announced that all agency employees will receive a 4.6% pay raise for 2023, striking initial plans to implement a 1% raise for senior-level excepted service feds.
For the military, nothing much happens without good requirements. Vic Steinman is the air warfare requirements coordinator for the Navy. His work earned him a Defense Acquisition Workforce Award.