Reporters' Roundup: labor councils, DHS cybersecurity

Wednesday - 1/19/2011, 3:19pm EST

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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Preview of Federal Security Spotlight with Tom Temin

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WFED's Francis Rose on the DorobekINSIDER

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A daily update of the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on.

  • Agencies have set up more than 600 councils where employee unions and management can address issues of concern. And another 600 are in the process of being created. These councils are laying the groundwork for more fruitful discussions between employee unions and management than the government has seen in almost a decade. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins the DorobekINSIDER with details about why federal officials believe the councils will take off this year. Read the full story.

  • Your agency may be the first to raise red flags over suspected malware in its system - or the Department of Homeland Security may beat you to it. Marita Fowler, a section chief at US CERT, told Federal News Radio's Tom Temin that they have many partners helping them to root out malware and other threats. Hear the full report tomorrow on Federal Security Spotlight.

  • In Depth host Francis Rose outlines the topics he will discuss Thursday with former GAO director of IT Architecture and Systems Issues Randy Hite, including getting IT projects off the high-risk list, keeping them off, and keeping them from getting on in the first place.