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‘Continuous vetting’ procedures will soon apply to more feds governmentwide

By the end of fiscal 2024, all federal employees in “non-sensitive public trust positions” will be subject to more regular background checks.

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Spy agency leaders aim to change workforce perceptions about well-being, mental health

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TSP funds see mostly negative returns in September

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Updated with DOJ: A running list of agencies' return-to-office plans

Updated with the Justice Department’s plans: Federal News Network is compiling a list of agencies that have so far made return-to-office announcements for their employees. The list will be regularly refreshed as we learn more.

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Tune in to Federal News Network's newest show: Eye on Washington

Join longtime federal community advocate Jessica Klement and her guests as they cut through the noise and provide you with the information you need to understand how emerging workforce policies will affect you – or not – and make informed decisions about your future.

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Why some CIOs say it’s time to rethink governmentwide cyber metrics

Andre Mendes, the chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, was one of several agency technology executives pushing for more consistency around cyber metrics under the FITARA scorecard.

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Summer may have ended, but VA hopes to stay on top of the increase in heat-related illnesses

Veterans may not be the only ones suffering heat-related illnesses (HRI) from rising temps around the nation, but the Veterans Affairs Department nonetheless wants to make sure it addresses the increasing number of HRI cases its seeing at its facilities. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke to Thomas Osborne, the director of VA’s National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation.

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How servicemembers can get the most out of their pay

Recent analysis from the Congressional Budget Office found that on average, “enlisted personnel receive cash compensation that is higher than that received by about 90% percent of civilians of the same age and education.” So what’s the best way to capitalize on that?

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Want to operationalize AI responsibly? Take a holistic and scalable approach

Successful and responsible use of AI requires a roadmap based on desired outcomes and four other critical elements. We talk with AI guru Kathleen Featheringham to learn what those are and why they matter to agencies working toward ethical use of AI.

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A man walks through wildfire wreckage Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Hawaii emergency management records show no indication that warning sirens sounded before people ran for their lives from wildfires on Maui that wiped out a historic town. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

An update on the Small Business Administration's role in the Maui fires recovery effort

We all saw the devastation from the wildfires in Maui. One federal agency that plays a big role in helping people get their lives back together is the Small Business Administration. SBA is currently in the process of giving out millions in Disaster Assistance loans for those impacted by the Maui wildfires. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke to Francisco Sánchez Jr., the Associate Administrator in SBA’s Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience.

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An update on the Small Business Administration's role in the Maui fires recovery effort

We all saw the devastation from the wildfires in Maui. One federal agency that plays a big role in helping people get their lives back together is the Small Business Administration. SBA is currently in the process of giving out millions in Disaster Assistance loans for those impacted by the Maui wildfires. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke to Francisco Sánchez Jr., the Associate Administrator in SBA’s Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience.

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NSA sets up new “security center” to focus on artificial intelligence

The new center will focus on both setting security standards and ensuring U.S. advances in AI aren’t stolen by foreign adversaries.

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NSF has been ‘overpaying’ hundreds of feds since 2017

Approximately 315 NSF employees on levels 4 and 5 of the Administratively Determined (AD) pay scale will see cuts to their salaries take effect in January.

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Spy agency leaders aim to change workforce perceptions about well-being, mental health

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How servicemembers can get the most out of their pay

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TSP funds see mostly negative returns in September

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National Science Foundation to make salary cuts after law shows some feds have been ‘overpaid’ since 2017

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‘Continuous vetting’ procedures will soon apply to more feds governmentwide

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‘Continuous vetting’ procedures will soon apply to more feds governmentwide

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Spy agency leaders aim to change workforce perceptions about well-being, mental health

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