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Letter from the OPM Director: Living our values by ensuring a livable wage

Kiran Ahuja, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, explains why making sure the federal workforce earns a minimum wage of $15 per hour is so important.

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USPS, building off popular licensing deals, branches out into stamp NFTs

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FITARA

FITARA 13 scorecard brings truce to data center consolidation debate

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New Federal Sustainability Plan harnesses fewer fossil fuels, more procurement power to fight climate change

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National Guard's hybrid status makes sexual assault confusing to prosecute

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VA launches automation pilot to process veteran disability claims faster

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing its backlog of disability claims faster than ever before, but is looking to accelerate this pace through an automation pilot it launched last month.

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Agencies need to work smarter, not harder to close cyber vulnerabilities

Michael Duffy, an associate director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the Homeland Security Department, said meeting the recent Binding Operational Directive will be driven by the CDM program.

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

SSA and the Association of Administrative Law Judges reached an agreement this week to resume in-person disability as soon as May 4, while continuing to hold virtual video and phone hearings.

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A lesser known but crucial office in the Homeland Security Department passes the 15-year mark

When you think of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, what comes to mind?

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Strengthening the acquisition talent pipeline is a top GSA priority for 2022

The General Services Administration will partner with multiple agencies this year to assess, share and hire entry-level acquisition talent.

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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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Three perspectives on network modernization: 'fail fast, fail small, and succeed'

The day-to-day efforts at federal agencies to evolve and improve on their digital transformation, means things like innovation and reimagining can’t just be buzzwords. An organization’s culture, people, and customer experience all play a role.

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Meet the Presidential Rank Awardee who's had a career focus on military manpower

Juliet Beyler is the first-ever executive director of U.S. Naval Forces for Europe and Africa, and one this year’s distinguished senior executives in the Presidential Rank Award program.

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CIA: Most 'Havana syndrome' cases not linked to US adversary

U.S. officials say the CIA believes it’s unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary is using microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack hundreds of American diplomats and intelligence officers who attribute their brain injuries and other symptoms to what’s come to be known as “Havana syndrome.”

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Defense News

‘Perfect leader’: Woman takes command of USS Constitution

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National Guard’s hybrid status makes sexual assault confusing to prosecute

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Pay & Benefits

OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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Technology

A lesser known but crucial office in the Homeland Security Department passes the 15-year mark

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How the Bureau of Land Management will transform acres and acres, of paper, that is

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Workforce

New Federal Sustainability Plan harnesses fewer fossil fuels, more procurement power to fight climate change

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