Excepted IT personnel list needs updating

Hackers might be able to take advantage of a possible government shutdown.

The federal government’s list of so called ’emergency’ or ‘excepted’ IT personnel hasn’t been updated in 15 years.

Fast Company reports that if there’s a shutdown – the federal government’s computer systems will be run by a short list of critical-need workers.

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Former Interior Department Chief Information Officer Hord Tipton tells NextGov that back in 1995, they had the list decided. But if it hasn’t been updated since then, there will be a mad scramble.


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