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Cyber workforce people FEVS Shows Low Employee Satisfaction With Promotions, Shutdown

The results of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoints Survey (FEVS) show a continued discontent with the Federal government’s career advancement processes, and a negative impact on agencies from the partial Federal government shutdown that spanned 35 days and ended Jan. 25.

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  1. Microsoft Microsoft to Honor ‘Core Protections’ of California Privacy Law Nationwide

    Microsoft said on Nov. 11 that it will “honor” throughout its U.S. operations the “core protections” contained in the California Consumer Privacy Act that is set to take effect in January 2020.

  2. Ron Wyden Oregon Sen. Wyden Urges DoD and NSA Audit of Voatz app

    In a Nov. 7 letter, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Paul Nakasone to conduct a cybersecurity audit of mobile voting app Voatz to “determine whether it can reliably protect the votes of U.S. servicemembers against foreign hacking.”

  1. SEC SEC Needs Better Planning on Cloud Adoption, IG Finds

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken an ad-hoc approach to cloud adoption instead of following its cloud strategy, and did not fully implement security measures, according to a report from the SEC’s inspector general released November 7.

  2. big data GAO on DATA ACT: Quality of Data Submissions has Improved, but Room for Growth

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Nov. 8 providing updates and recommendations on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act). The report offered two recommendations for the Treasury Department.

  3. GSA General Services Administration GSA Starts Migration from FedBizOpps to beta.SAM.gov

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has begun the transition process of moving its solicitations from the FedBizOpps website to the beta.SAM.gov system, according to a November 7 press release from the agency.

  4. NAPA Sets Government AI Among ‘Grand Challenges’ in Public Administration

    The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) is featuring government adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies among 12 “grand challenges” that the group has identified as the biggest challenges that face governments through the 2020s.

  1. DoJ Planning New ICAM Records Repository

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a Federal Register posting that it plans to develop a new system that will serve as its central Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) record repository for DOJ Identity Services.

  2. Cyber Report Urges Less Focus on APT Attribution

    A new study suggests that organizations should shift their cybersecurity focus to defending non-Windows infrastructure, such as Linux, while deemphasizing attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) to any particular nation-state.

  3. Global Cybersecurity Job Gap Surpasses 4 Million Mark

    The global shortage for cybersecurity professionals reached 4.07 million and the U.S. gap nears 500,000, according to last week's report by the non-profit membership association for information security leaders, (ISC)2.

  4. Rep. Connolly Would Consider Adding Website Modernization to FITARA

    Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, said today he would consider adding compliance with the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act’s (IDEA) website modernization standards to the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard produced twice a year by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

  5. Hoyer: House to Vote on Budget CR Week of Nov. 18

    According to a Dear Colleague letter from House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the House will vote on a continuing resolution the week of Nov. 18 to keep the Federal government open.

  6. GAO: Air Force Space C2 Project Needs DoD Attention

    The Government Accountability Office recommended in a recent report that the Defense Department (DoD) take steps to ensure that the U.S. Air Force develops a “comprehensive acquisition strategy” for its Space Command and Control (C2) program that aims to deliver better capability to protect U.S. space assets from attacks and collisions with space debris.

  7. Calls for Global Standard for Reporting Cyberattacks Grow

    Marc Barrachin, managing director of New Product Development at S&P Global Market Intelligence, and Algirde Pipikaite, project lead of Industry Solutions at the Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, renewed calls for a global standard for reporting cyberattacks in a Nov. 6 Harvard Busines Review article.

  8. Library of Congress Touts Hybrid Cloud Approach

    The Library of Congress is modernizing its IT and taking a hybrid cloud approach to its storage infrastructure, agency leaders told senators during a November 7 hearing of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

  9. NASA Over the Moon for Cyber Resiliency

    As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) focuses on returning to the moon by 2024, cyber resiliency belongs in every step of the process, according to NASA CIO Renee Wynn.

  10. VA Meets Modernization Goals One Year After VA.gov Relaunch

    One year after the relaunch of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official website, VA.gov, the agency praised streamlined citizen services, integration of veterans’ health data with an iOS app, and its virtual veteran services capabilities at the Veterans Digital Transformation Breakfast on Nov. 7.