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Report: Gov’t Shutdown Had ‘Minimal Effects’ on Federal Network Cybersecurity

The 35-day U.S. government shutdown resulted in “very minimal effects” on the overall cybersecurity of federal systems, according to a recent report by the information technology firm SecurityScorecard. Researchers studied the cybersecurity of 128 federal agencies based on network security, which covers open ports and SSL certificate matters.

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Christopher Krebs: CISA’s Return to Full Operational Capacity Could Take Weeks

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said it could take weeks for the agency to become fully operational again, FCW reported Friday. Krebs noted the newly created DHS agency’s initial contingency plan can only aid operations for one to two weeks amid the shutdown which resulted in a lapse of funding.

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House Releases Bill Increasing $150M Tech Modernization Fund Amid Shutdown

The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill adding $25M to the Technology Modernization Fund intended to provide assistance to agencies with crucial information technology programs, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The legislation is the tenth spending bill seeking to reopen parts of the federal government following the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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President Trump Signs Law to Require Pay for Gov’t Workers Amid Shutdown

President Trump has signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 into law that will provide compensation for wages lost, work performed or leave used by federal workers as their agencies closed on Dec. 22, the White House said Wednesday. The bill also allows selected employees to use leave during a lapse in appropriations.

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NBIB Continues Background Investigations Amid Government Shutdown

The National Background Investigations Bureau is still running despite the partial government shutdown's effects on the Office of Personnel Management, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The bureau continues to run on funds that customer agencies pay for investigation work. The NBIB has managed to cut a backlog of 725,000 investigations down to 600,000 between April and the end of 2018.

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