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Department slams brakes on diversity classes — Friday, September 25, 2020 — www.eenews.net

The Interior Department, one of the government’s whitest agencies, is postponing a series of training events on race and diversity in light of recent directives from the White House.

In an email to agency leaders obtained by E&E News, Interior’s chief diversity officer said the “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Conversations” will be put on hold until further guidance from the White House.

The email is in response to a Sept. 4 memo from the Office of Management and Budget that banned agency spending on any training event that discusses “white privilege,” characterizing it as “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Erica White-Dunston,

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Interior IG Team Used Evil Twins and $200 Tech to Hack Department Wi-Fi Networks

Hackers gained unauthorized access to the Interior Department’s internal systems by breaching agency Wi-Fi networks using $200 homemade hacking kits. Luckily, the attackers were white hat hackers from the Interior Office of the Inspector General.

Earlier this year, the Interior IG’s IT audit team conducted several penetration tests at bureau offices, using easily accessible hacking tools to demonstrate the fragility of the agency’s wireless networks.

“We found that the department did not deploy and operate a secure wireless network infrastructure,” the team wrote in an audit report released Wednesday. “Specifically, the department’s wireless network policy did not ensure bureaus kept

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