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Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden's planned federal pay raise

The nine appropriations bills that Senate Democrats unveiled Monday are silent on the topic of federal pay, meaning they’ll defer to the president’s recommendation for a 2.7% raise for employees in 2022.

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Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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OPM proposes expanding FEDVIP coverage to temporary, seasonal employees

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‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

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Why VA's $16B (and counting) Electronic Health Record Modernization is doomed

Former VA deputy CIO Ed Meagher says there are two overarching reasons why the Electronic Health Record Modernization effort will struggle to succeed.

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Education Department looking at zero trust to secure bots from being compromised

At the Education Department, Chief Information Security Officer Steven Hernandez said people’s concept of identity will need to evolve.

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Biden names deputy admin. to run NHTSA after 5 years without confirmed leader

A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation’s highway safety agency

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A great leader exits the scene; Metro leaves the tracks

Remembering Colin Powell, and an untimely bad break for WMATA.

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Focus on employee experience to navigate vaccine mandate

There are many moving pieces to the vaccine mandate, which are only exacerbated by the sheer number of employees and contractors affected. By prioritizing employee experience to inform decisions made along the way, agencies can develop strategies to navigate the complexities.

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Agencies about ready to flex their supply chain risk management muscles

The General Services Administration released a new cyber supply chain risk management strategy that focuses on three objectives as required by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018.

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House Democrats urge OMB to step up demographic data collection efforts

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) urged the Biden administration to create the “institutional infrastructure” needed to support an executive order on improving equity within government services and step up data collection programs.

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Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard

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Army delays $22B augmented reality goggle program

The program is a partnership between the Army and Microsoft.

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Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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A small step for man, a giant leap for those wanting to honor war dead

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Pay & Benefits

Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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Senate appropriators want to add $24 billion to defense budget in bill

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Senate Democrats unveil 2022 appropriations bills, back Biden’s planned federal pay raise

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