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Congress calls for workforce safety plans for agencies, reskilling oversight and more

As pandemic guidelines change, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced legislation that would require specific workplace safety plans from federal agencies as they prepare to reopen offices.

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First cohort of federal employees graduate from OMB's data science upskilling program

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Tell the hard-working feds in your life 'thank you'

Throughout the month of May, Federal News Network wants to show federal employees and contractors how much we appreciate their dedication to us all. You can, too! Send a personalized e-card to the folks who have exemplified public service during this unprecedented and trying time.

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Missing military tenant bill of rights provisions to be finished next month

Four of the 18 rights have been stuck in negotiations with housing contractors.

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White House mandates new set of cyber initiatives

President Joe Biden mandated dozens of new steps to address long-standing cybersecurity challenges in a new executive order signed Wednesday.

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Disability claims backlog will get worse before it gets better, VA warns

The Veterans Benefits Administration said it can recover its disability claims backlog relatively quickly, but Congress is concerned the agency is relying on contractors to get the bulk of the work done.

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Digital modernization starts with the mission, not the digits

Agencies caught in the technical debt of outdated technologies are finding the soundest approach to modernization is not simply to upgrade technology for technology’s sake, but rather to approach modernization from the outside in.

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170117-N-CS953-071 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 17, 2017) Lt. j.g. Matthew Clark, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), talks to sonar technicians about attack options during anti-submarine warfare training. Mahan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security operation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)

Navy wants to leverage industry systems to get a jump on digital engineering

The Navy wants to leverage some of the work its major contractors have already done on digital engineering, but legal issues and intellectual property rights pose challenges.

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USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

Deputy Postmaster General Doug Tulino and the USPS Board of Governors will help USPS move ahead with its 10-year reform plan and deal with persistent challenges with on-time mail delivery. 

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'Don't fear hackers, hire them.'

The latest ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline has some panicked Americans hoarding gasoline in plastic bags, leaving many to wonder how vulnerable U.S. companies and government entities are.

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CISA looking to use new personnel system to hire more cyber workers

In today’s Federal Newscast, the much-anticipated Cyber Talent Management System at the Department of Homeland Security may finally be ready.

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Defense News

Missing military tenant bill of rights provisions to be finished next month

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Pay & Benefits

Payroll tax deferral still causing headaches for some federal retirees and seasonal workers

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USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

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Technology

An Energy Department lab is perfecting a way to speed up TSA airport screening

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Workforce

First cohort of federal employees graduate from OMB’s data science upskilling program

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Congress calls for workforce safety plans for agencies, reskilling oversight and more

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