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    Lessons of the Cyber Reskilling Academy

    The leaders who orchestrated a reskilling program meant to transform feds into cyber defense analysts have some takeaways to share.

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    Shutdown looms as House takes up CR, debt limit extension

    Most agencies are still operating under shutdown plans crafted under the Trump administration, but there are provisions for continuing pandemic programs and operations.

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    Contractors: Vaccine deadline is Dec. 8

    Federal contractors and subcontractors, like federal employees, soon must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain on the job on federal contracts. Their deadline for being protected? December 8.

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    NDAA cyber reserve proposal revised

    The plan has been revised with labor in mind, but a federal employee union still has concerns about a permanent National Digital Reserve Corps at the General Services Administration (GSA).

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    Fed sentenced for child porn

    A federal employee this week was sentenced for accessing child pornography, which investigators specified he was doing in the federal workplace on government computers. The Department of Justice issued a statement on the sentencing—along with a plea that feds and the public be vigilant and consult the DOJ's Project Safe Childhood website to learn more about a "growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation."

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    MSPB nominees hope to triage backlog

    The Merit Systems Protection Board will also likely have to address fallout from disciplinary measures taken as the federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect.

  • Union wants to expand vaccine requirement

    The union representing CBP officers is publicizing its approval of the requirement that foreign nationals who arrive by air to the U.S. must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry—and are pressing for the policy to be expanded to cover land and sea ports of entry, too.

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  • House bill contains nearly $800 million for CISA

    The funding would support the implementation of President Joe Biden's May EO on cybersecurity and workforce development.

2021 Digital Almanac

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