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Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden's planned federal pay raise

The nine appropriations bills that Senate Democrats unveiled Monday are silent on the topic of federal pay, meaning they’ll defer to the president’s recommendation for a 2.7% raise for employees in 2022.

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Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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OPM proposes expanding FEDVIP coverage to temporary, seasonal employees

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‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

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Education Department looking at zero trust to secure bots from being compromised

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Why VA's $16B (and counting) Electronic Health Record Modernization is doomed

Former VA deputy CIO Ed Meagher says there are two overarching reasons why the Electronic Health Record Modernization effort will struggle to succeed.

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House Democrats urge OMB to step up demographic data collection efforts

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) urged the Biden administration to create the “institutional infrastructure” needed to support an executive order on improving equity within government services and step up data collection programs.

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Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard

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Army delays $22B augmented reality goggle program

The program is a partnership between the Army and Microsoft.

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Focus on employee experience to navigate vaccine mandate

There are many moving pieces to the vaccine mandate, which are only exacerbated by the sheer number of employees and contractors affected. By prioritizing employee experience to inform decisions made along the way, agencies can develop strategies to navigate the complexities.

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Defense Innovation Unit solves a common problem with cloud services

Rick Simon, the program manager for the Secure Cloud Management project and a contractor in the Defense Innovation Unit, said the office issued success memos to the three vendors who took part in the pilot program.

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ATF under congressional fire for misclassifying jobs, improperly paying out law enforcement benefits

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives misclassified more than 90 administrative positions as law enforcement jobs — and provided special premium pay typically reserved for criminal investigators and other officers to some employees.

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CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

Chief data officers are relatively new additions to most agencies, but the Biden administration sees them as an essential part of some of its top priorities.

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How the VA’s cloud risks paid off in hard-fought wins

Like with other agencies, the pandemic was a boon for advancing modernization, but as the second-largest tech enterprise in the government, the VA’s evolution is particularly striking.

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Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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A small step for man, a giant leap for those wanting to honor war dead

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While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking

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Pay & Benefits

Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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Navy

Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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Education Department looking at zero trust to secure bots from being compromised

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Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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