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

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What exactly is today's status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

You might be forgiven if you find the mask mandate confusing. It’s been challenged in a dozen courts across the country. Last Friday the Supreme Court heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate. D.C. federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.

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The end of an era: BlackBerry’s impact on feds, industry endures

Federal News Network asked former federal executives for their memories and thoughts about the impact of the BlackBerry device on the federal sector.

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Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

The Biden administration has announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects aimed at easing the supply chain problem

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Aspiring Defense contractors new to the market describe difficulty getting attention

Would-be companies new to the Defense market say they have trouble getting an audience, much less a contract.

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What feds need to know about financial disclosures and investing for retirement

The Office of Government Ethics requires federal employees to annually submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (Form 450) each year before February 15. Federal News Network sat down with Shawn Steel, a certified financial planner with ClearLogic Financial, to learn how this can affect federal employees’ retirement plans and what they need to consider when investing.

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Energy Dept. overspending and canceling projects in its carbon capture program, GAO says

The Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky.

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VA pushes back second EHR deployment, citing delays in training from COVID-19

The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing back the second rollout of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system because of a shortage of employees available for training amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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USPS reaches deal with APWU on pilot to package free at-home COVID-19 tests

The Postal Service is gearing up to deliver a billion at-home COVID-19 tests to households in the coming weeks on behalf of the Biden administration.

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New center from HUD and HHS helps people with disabilities find housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expanding a partnership with several Health and Human Services agencies.

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OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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

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