FCW Insider: March 31, 2021

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

Expected breach disclosure mandates will test government-industry cooperation

The White House and lawmakers are eyeing steps to make sure contractors have to alert the federal government to cybersecurity breaches on their systems, but expect companies to balk at rules that put them at risk for legal action or require the disclosure of trade secrets.

Unions, agencies encouraging feds to get vaccinated

Early results from federal workforce campaigns suggest that vaccine uptake could present challenges once availability for all age groups is no longer an obstacle.

JADC2 needs to be Pentagon's 'big bet,' Flournoy says

Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, said Joint All Domain Command and Control "needs to be one of the big bets that the Pentagon places" if it wants to be prepared for the future of warfare.

Quick Hits

*** Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose decision in a key federal workforce case temporarily stalled the implementation of three of former President Trump's executive orders, was nominated by President Joe Biden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That court has been an important stepping stone for Supreme Court nominees.

*** Last week, the Office of Management and Budget announced the restoration of customer experience and performance guidance to the agency's A-11 circular that were eliminated under the Trump administration.