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Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

The issue of hunger in the military and service member families needing food stamps to get by is starting to grab the attention of high-profile lawmakers.

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Biden calls on Congress to restore capacity, reinvest in civilian agencies with 2022 budget

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OPM launches employee survey initiative to update job competency models

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More federal contracts go to small businesses under Biden’s 2022 budget

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Army reimagining the way it uses, modernizes its technology and infrastructure

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Watch DoD Cloud Exchange - on demand!

If you missed any of our exclusive, three-day special event with Defense Department industry experts, have no fear. You can catch up on all the insights with feds and vendors in the DoD Cloud Exchange Archive, like this conversation between Dave Zukowski, a principal technical consultant for public sector at Akamai, and Federal News Network's Jason Miller about the MilCloud platform.

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Assessment dashboard shows why federal hiring is so difficult

As agencies attempt to use more skills-based assessments to vet job candidates, a dashboard shows just how difficult finding and choosing qualified talent is with today’s federal hiring system.

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Infrastructure is ready for America, but is America ready for infrastructure?

Recently the American Society of Civil Engineers confirmed that the nation’s infrastructure could stand some rebuilding. For more, Federal Drive turned to civil engineer and former ASCE president, Greg DiLoreto.

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Assessment dashboard shows why federal hiring is so difficult

As agencies attempt to use more skills-based assessments to vet job candidates, a dashboard shows just how difficult finding and choosing qualified talent is with today’s federal hiring system.

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Military suicides increased in all components in 2020

The number of suicides in the military went up during an unusually stressful year.

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OMB blocks sale of National Archives facility listed as underutilized, citing tribal records

The Office of Management and Budget is pulling its approval to sell one of a dozen high-value underutilized federal properties identified by an independent board last year.

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State Department policy may be changing, but one commission moves steadily along with some pointed advice

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy just received renewal from State. With an update on the commission’s work, executive director Vivian Walker.

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COVID vaccine access for feds varies among agencies

Some federal employees are receiving COVID-19 vaccines through their agencies, but for others, they must wait until their state and local governments make doses available.

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OMB turns up scrutiny of agency network, telecom modernization efforts

Vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program say solicitations and awards picked up pace over the last few months, but some are taking much longer than necessary putting the transition at risk.

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Defense News

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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Defense contractors explore new ways to develop systems faster and cheaper

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Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

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Pay & Benefits

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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Retirement claims backlog continues to rise, exceeding January’s 8-year record

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EPA details plans to restore collective bargaining with largest employee union

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Congress

Committee to reform House is off to a running start in the 117th Congress

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Workforce

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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OPM launches employee survey initiative to update job competency models

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