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Cybersecurity workforce rotational program bill passes House

If it becomes law, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would allow senior tech industry workers to enter government for a set period of time and grant government workers the ability to rotate among federal agencies. Jackson Barnett has the story.

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Commerce, DOD plan to create satellite location data repository

The Department of Commerce plans to begin demonstrations of a cloud-based data repository prototype containing the locations of space objects to improve transparency and asset and operational safety this fall. Dave Nyczepir has the details.

LISTEN: The looming EIS deadline

GSA's Allen Hill joins FedScoop's Let's Talk About IT podcast to discuss what's in store for the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract with almost exactly a year left for agencies to finish transitioning their legacy telecom services. Listen to the new episode.

Former GSA IT acquisition leader Sandy Barsky joins Oracle

Barsky moves to the private sector after more than 35 years at GSA, during which time he held senior acquisition roles at the agency. John Hewitt Jones has the story.

NSA, CISA share guidelines for securing VPNs as hacking groups keep busy

Cautioning that foreign government-backed hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in virtual private network devices, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing on Tuesday published guidelines for securing VPNs. Tim Starks has the story for CyberScoop.


How the pandemic created opportunities for IT modernization at scale

COVID-19 did more than force changes in the way governments deliver IT services — it spawned an entirely new way of thinking about modernization and security, says Juliana Vida, a former deputy CIO at the Pentagon and now Group Vice President and Chief Strategy Advisor for public sector at Splunk. Read the full article.

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