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White House Details Exemptions to Federal Hiring Freeze

The White House has issued new guidance to provide federal agencies information on exemptions permitted under the hiring freeze on federal civilian positions and instructions on how agencies can ask for exemptions from the Office of Personnel Management. Positions that are exempted from the hiring freeze include military and federal …

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Report: Trump to Ink Executive Order on Cybersecurity Tuesday

President Donald Trump is set to sign Tuesday an executive order that would require reviews of the U.S. government’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities, Reuters reported Monday. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that the order would authorize audit of cyber capabilities at federal agencies and seek feedback on how …

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IARPA Launches Challenge to Facilitate Biometric Fingerprint Collection System Development

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has unveiled a competition that seeks to develop new biometric systems designed to recognize and capture complete fingerprints without the need for human operators. The Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge aims to increase matching performance for forensic and live fingerprint recognition through technology platforms …

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DHS Publishes National Cyber Incident Response Plan

The Department of Homeland Security has released the National Cyber Incident Response Plan that aims to boost the federal government’s capacity to manage cyber incidents. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday the plan describes the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, territorial and tribal entities as well as private sector and international …

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Profile: David Bray, FCC CIO

David Bray serves as chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, where he oversees the agency’s information technology modernization efforts. Bray is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has been an Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan and Australia since 2004 and a visiting executive at Harvard University since 2015. …

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WSJ: Trump Eyes ODNI, CIA Reorganization Efforts

President-elect Donald Trump currently works with his advisers on the development of a plan to restructure the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Damian Paletta and Julian Barnes write Trump also looks to modify the Central Intelligence Agency structure and relocate employees from the CIA headquarters …

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Obama Moves to End ‘Dual-Hat’ Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

President Barack Obama has moved to split oversight of the U.S. Cyber Command from top brass at the National Security Agency, the Washington Post reported Friday. Cybercom and NSA “should have separate leaders who are able to devote themselves to each organization’s respective mission and responsibilities, but should continue to leverage the shared …

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Michael Johnson Steps Down from Energy CIO Role

Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Steven Norton writes Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO following Johnson’s departure. A spokesperson from the DOE …

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