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Deputy federal CIO Roat to retire

Maria Roat is leaving federal service after 41 years, including the last year-plus as the federal deputy CIO at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Aspiring Defense contractors new to the market describe difficulty getting attention

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What exactly is today's status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

You might be forgiven if you find the mask mandate confusing. It’s been challenged in a dozen courts across the country. Last Friday the Supreme Court heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate. D.C. federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.

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Energy Dept. overspending and canceling projects in its carbon capture program, GAO says

The Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky.

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VA pushes back second EHR deployment, citing delays in training from COVID-19

The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing back the second rollout of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system because of a shortage of employees available for training amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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USPS reaches deal with APWU on pilot to package free at-home COVID-19 tests

The Postal Service is gearing up to deliver a billion at-home COVID-19 tests to households in the coming weeks on behalf of the Biden administration.

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What feds need to know about financial disclosures and investing for retirement

The Office of Government Ethics requires federal employees to annually submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (Form 450) each year before February 15. Federal News Network sat down with Shawn Steel, a certified financial planner with ClearLogic Financial, to learn how this can affect federal employees’ retirement plans and what they need to consider when investing.

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New center from HUD and HHS helps people with disabilities find housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expanding a partnership with several Health and Human Services agencies.

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Congress is back today, and the federal budget is back on the agenda

Members will resume budget talks that started late last week, which is encouraging given that the continuing resolution deadline is just a month away.

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CISA adapts to address cybersecurity threats

As ransomware attacks continue to plague IT teams across all sectors, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working to counter them through a variety of means. With Log4J giving the cyber and IT community a scare with how easy it was to exploit, it became clear that a paradigm shift was necessary.

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White House moves to guard data after Trump census pressure

The Biden White House this month pushed to protect statistical agencies like the U.S. Census Bureau from political interference

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Defense News

DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

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Pay & Benefits

OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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