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WannaCry Didn't Get Any Tears from Feds

Cyber protections implemented after the government’s slow response to the Heartbleed bug in 2014 greatly increased its response time and effectiveness for the May 12 WannaCry ransomware attack, Federal News Radio reports. Jeanette Manfra, acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for cybersecurity, says the …… » Read more


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Federal Charge Card Analytics Bill, Other Oversight Measures Advance

In addition to approving several regulatory reform bills last week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed bipartisan legislation that would direct the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – in consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA) – to develop a strategy to use data analytics to …… » Read more


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A Little Empathy at Work Goes a Long Way

It’s a stressful and divisive global climate, and that hasn’t evaded the workplace. There’s a basic human quality missing from many offices today: empathy. “The door for empathy opens when we suspend our disbeliefs and openly engage new ideas,” writes Jayson Boyers, executive director of the Division of …… » Read more

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Senate Coast Guard Bill Readied for Floor Vote

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has approved the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, which would authorize programs and recommend funding levels for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.  Among its procurement-related provisions, the legislation would allow for expedited hiring authority for …… » Read more

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