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NSF, AFGE expand telework, other flexibilities in new collective bargaining agreement

The National Science Foundation and the American Federation of Government Employees signed a four-year collective bargaining agreement that will add more telework, create a student loan repayment program, expand the “after hours” program and more.

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EEOC adds safety inspections, flexible work hours in FLRA complaint settlement

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NASA

New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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A new rule for those involved in federal acquisition

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has been banging this particular drum for years now. Not only are agencies allowed to engage in discussions with industry before they craft procurements, doing so is usually a good thing. Now that principle is enshrined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation via a new rule issued just last week.

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We've got your most important list for the big holiday month

It may seem like the Fourth of July weekend was just a couple of months ago, but now 2023 is only three weeks away. It’s the season of lists! Make ’em once and check ’em twice! While you’re making lists, be sure you’ve got a year-end financial checklist.

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Inside the FCC decision to ban sales of Chinese-made telecom gear

A normally divided Federal Communications Commission recently voted unanimously to ban sales of Chinese-made telecommunications equipment in the United States. Specifically, gear made by the Huawai and ZTE.

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The Right Approach to Zero Trust for IoT Devices

Recent and developing shifts in enterprise working models are having a far-reaching effect on the traditionally managed network perimeter for security. Find out more in this ebook

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Margaret Vo Schaus Portrait, Thursday, August 19, 2021, NASA Headquarters Mary W. Jackson Building in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

What's the economic benefit of NASA programs?

NASA has released it’s second ever Economic Impact Report. To learn more about what it contained this time around I spoke with Margaret Vo Schaus, NASA’s chief financial officer.

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SpaceX footprint getting larger in aerospace contracting world

I spoke to Caleb Harshberger who has been covering SpaceX’s footprint on the space industry for Bloomberg Government.

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Canadian Space Agency joining in partnership to observe effects of climate change

One of the participants in the Atmosphere Observing System mission is the Canadian Space Agency. To discuss the role it will be playing in this project, I got a chance to talk to Thomas Piekutowski, who is head of the AOS mission delivery office at CSA.

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federal hiring

Several Trump administration workforce policies will be officially rescinded

New regulations from the Office of Personnel Management will officially repeal several workforce policies that the Trump administration finalized in 2020.

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Defense News

The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

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Pay & Benefits

Social Security’s ‘Evil Twins’ are on House calendar for first time, for a possible first-ever vote

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Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

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Technology

Workforce

EEOC adds safety inspections, flexible work hours in FLRA complaint settlement

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Expanded telework just one of many changes in NSF’s new union contract

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New leadership at the Senior Executives Association

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