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Cyber Executive Order Coming Soon

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Industry leaders are in the process of reviewing a long-promised cybersecurity executive order from the Trump administration.

DHS Looking to Amp Up Election Cybersecurity

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After the recent Democratic National Committee’s databases were breached and Donald Trump invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Department of Homeland Security is looking into designating elections as critical infrastructure.

Lawmakers Push for Increased Cyber Hiring and Training

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Three Democratic Congress members sent a letter this week suggesting the government borrow private-sector practices to improve federal hiring and training in order to bolster the cybersecurity workforce.

NIST Unveils Major Overhaul of Global Password Security Standards

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In an interview published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Bill Burr, the 72-year-old retired former manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discussed the document he created that ultimately served as the standard by which most major enterprises set their password protocols.

This Week On FEDtalk: Inside NCIS

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Tune in this week to get an exclusive inside look at NCIS and its latest investigations from Deputy Director, Sam Worth, and Drew Lochli, the assistant special agent in charge of the NCIS Cyber department.

Watch: CIA Cyber Solutions

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The former CIA chief information security officer Robert Bigman joined Francis Rose on Government Matters to discuss the implications of cyber solutions that are “bolted on after the fact.”

White House CISO Calls on Senior Leaders to Learn Cyber Safety

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The White House’s first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) recently announced plans to launch cyber.gov, a website with vast resources for cyber information including what to do in the event of an attack.

This Week on FEDtalk

Financial Planning for Feds

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere.  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement. 

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FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

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