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FLRA nominees pledge expeditious action on backlog of unfair labor practice complaints

The Federal Labor Relations Authority faces a backlog of unfair labor practice complaints, which have built over the last four years without a Senate-confirmed general counsel to enforce them. The Biden administration’s nominees for the FLRA say resolving the backlog will be their top priority.

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DoD civilians will be suspended without pay and then fired if they do not get vaccinated

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From recruitment to retention, Army puts more management focus on civilian workforce

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Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan sets cross-agency goals on AI, upskilling workforce

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Federal News Network at the Association of the U.S. Army's 2021 Conference

Get all the defense, tech, contracting and personnel coverage from this year's Association of the U.S. Army Conference held in Washington, D.C., this month.

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VHA begins disciplinary process for employees who haven't responded to vaccine mandate

The department is still digging through the data, but Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he’s seeing a “bigger number” of employee accommodation requests for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate than they received for last year’s annual flu shot policy.

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Senate Democrats push for more racial and gender diversity in TSP investment options

A group of Senate Democrats says the Thrift Savings Plan should do more to give participants an opportunity to invest in funds by racially, ethnically and gender diverse asset managers. They’re also seeking more information about the TSP’s upcoming mutual fund window planned for next year.

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DHS cyber talent system set to go live with ‘around 150 positions’ next month

CISA says the program will allow it to hire more cyber experts from non-traditional backgrounds.

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Securing Mission Critical Apps

Executives from the State Department, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and GitLab will discuss how institutionalizing this approach to software development is a journey that must bring together the technology and business sides to change an organization’s culture in this free webinar.

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Senators seek 'guardrails' on expanded subpoena power for inspectors general

Agency inspectors general are getting closer to gaining the authority to question former federal employees and contractors as part of their investigations.

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Navy Department to increase accountability of primes to meet subcontracting goals

Jimmy Smith, the director of the Office of Small Business programs for the Department of the Navy, said the service awarded more than $17 billion in prime contracts to small firms in fiscal 2021.

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The Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office looks to deliver computing resources around the world

As choices are examined and strategies perfected about Cloud Migration in the greater National Capital Region, one of the many federal-government spaces where important decisions are being executed is within the office of the Army CIO.

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Under new Biden initiative, agencies will do more to educate employees about collective bargaining

The White House on Wednesday announced new steps agencies will take to better inform prospective federal employees, new hires and current workers about their collective bargaining rights — and provide more details on how they can become active dues-paying union members if they choose.

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Defense News

From recruitment to retention, Army puts more management focus on civilian workforce

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The Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office looks to deliver computing resources around the world

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DoD civilians will be suspended without pay and then fired if they do not get vaccinated

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Navy Department to increase accountability of primes to meet subcontracting goals

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Pay & Benefits

DoD civilians will be suspended without pay and then fired if they do not get vaccinated

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Senate Democrats push for more racial and gender diversity in TSP investment options

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Technology

Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan sets cross-agency goals on AI, upskilling workforce

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The nation’s last line of defense is controlled by really, really old technology

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Workforce

Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan sets cross-agency goals on AI, upskilling workforce

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From recruitment to retention, Army puts more management focus on civilian workforce

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