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Air Force strengthens policy to kick out sexual assaulters

There are now fewer exceptions for an airman or guardian to stay in the service after an assault conviction.

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Federal News Network's Zero Trust Exchange now available on demand

In a three-day event June 21-23, Federal News Network took a deep dive into what agencies are really trying to achieve in zero trust, and what they've accomplished thus far.

Catch up now on any sessions you might have missed!

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GSA hits the play button on POLARIS by finalizing solicitation updates

The General Services Administration lifted its two-month pause on the small business IT services governmentwide acquisition contract after updating the mentor-protégé requirements.

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Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services

Current policy lets feds use sick leave to travel for medical care, but some employer groups want the White House to go further.

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Abortion bans cause privacy, financial issues for service members, despite DoD's efforts

Pregnant service members will need permission from commanders to take leave to get medical care.

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Expert edition: The nonstop evolution of the federal data center

It’s been more than a decade since OMB launched its initial data center consolidation effort. Agencies have winnowed down the government’s data centers, but now they are pivoting to drive green and operational efficiencies.

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Navy conducts first-ever exercise focused on climate change response

The service brought together high-ranking Navy officials, enlisted sailors, think tank experts, non-governmental organizations, industry and legislative aides to participate in a tabletop exercise focused on responding to a climate event.

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GSA looks to reach 100M Login.gov users by year’s end, starting with VA partnership

The Biden administration is setting a high bar for customer experience across government, but it’s the General Services Administration that’s laying the foundation for those improvements.

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Week 13

To improve its customer experience, SSA found an unusual partner from the NFL

Patrick Newbold, assistant deputy commissioner and deputy chief information officer at SSA, said meeting with the Baltimore Ravens about how they use their data to drive decisions helped the agency improve its customer experience.

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This legislation would turn Veterans Affairs whistleblower policy into law

For more on the VA Office of Inspector General Training Act, one of its original sponsors, Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Defense News

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Abortion bans cause privacy, financial issues for service members, despite DoD’s efforts

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A guy deep in the Defense Department is actually doing something about Chinese theft of US intellectual property

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Pay & Benefits

Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services

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Technology

How the public sector can overcome training and skills gaps to combat rising cyber threats

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Despite challenges driven by global crises, technology advances are poised to help agencies drive change

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