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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 17, 2021

Former Office of Personnel Management director says rehiring rule is “great news” Jeff Pon, former director of the Office of Personnel Management, discusses the new rule from OPM detailing processes agencies can follow for rehiring employees at higher grades   How agencies and contractors can act on new fact sheet for addressing inequity Liza V. […]

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Former Office of Personnel Management director says rehiring rule is “great news”

Federal agencies can finally rehire employees at higher grades than they held when they left government. A final rule is out from the Office of Personnel Management to detail the processes agencies can follow. Jeff Pon, former director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the rule is a “great move,” especially because outside experience […]

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How agencies and contractors can act on new fact sheet for addressing inequity

The Biden administration will aim to double contracts for small and disadvantaged businesses. A fact sheet from the White House says only about 10% of federal contracts go to Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Liza V. Craig, Esq., counsel at Reed Smith LLP, said agencies will have to increase efforts to expand opportunities for contracting with businesses […]

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Risk from threats to Global Positioning System technology is exaggerated, says engineering expert

Military services say they will rely on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to fight the future fight, but the department may be leaving better, less fragile technology on the table. Richard Mason, senior engineer at the RAND Corporation, said risks and disruption from jamming of GPS systems tend to be overstated. Mason said backup technology […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 16, 2021

Vulnerability disclosure programs are a staple for government cybersecurity Danelle Barrett, former deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Navy, discusses the growing importance of vulnerability disclosure programs to the cyber posture of the government   Former Air Force program director praises progressive cloud strategy from Defense Department Robert Slaughter, former director of the Platform […]

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Vulnerability disclosure programs are a staple for government cybersecurity

The Army has 102 critical security gaps that it says it will fix immediately. The latest annual Hack the Army bug bounty event, where professional hackers help find weak spots in Defense Department websites, found 238 total cyber vulnerabilities. Danelle Barrett, former deputy chief information officer of the Navy, said the use of vulnerability disclosure […]

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Former Air Force program director praises progressive cloud strategy from Defense Department

Worldwide data availability for any shooter, any time is the end goal of the Defense Department’s new Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) Cloud Strategy. One defense cloud expert calls the new strategy “awesome to see.” Robert Slaughter, former director of the Platform One program in the Air Force, said the document is very forward-leaning […]

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