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New DCSA director sees a data-driven future for security clearances and more

David Cattler, a longtime intelligence official, sees a range of both near- and long-term priorities in his new role as director at DCSA.

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military construction

Air Force investing in privatized housing, lawmakers are not sold on the idea

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Construction work is shown July 22, 2022, in the 1600 block of the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis., on a second new transient training troops barracks project on the post.

Facing billions in facility backlogs, DoD looks to new pilot for 'livable communities'

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Army, Air Force, Navy, recruitment

Army, Air Force ‘optimistic’ about recruitment, Navy falls behind

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With ‘spying bosses’ on the rise, where do federal agencies stand on employee monitoring?

One federal office has turned to employee monitoring technology in recent years, and it's led to a major rift between workers and management.

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Register for Federal News Network's 2024 CX Exchange

How are agencies elevating the total experience, both for the public and for federal employees?


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Everything you need to know about the 2025 budget request

President Joe Biden sent his 2025 budget request to Congress. Federal News Network has the numbers and analysis to know what's most important to your job.

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Register for Federal News Network's StateRAMP Exchange 2024

Join us April 25 at 1 p.m. ET for the Federal News Network StateRAMP Exchange to see how StateRAMP continues to evolve and discover how agencies across state governments are moving to the cloud, presented by Carahsoft.

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Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

New to civil service? We created this guide to provide insights and pointers to first-time feds. Be inspired by careerists and also get pointers to make the transition to your new job as smooth as possible. (Pssst: It includes health and life insurance cheat sheets too!)

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Federal Employees Health Benefits program

Stricter FEHB requirements from OPM aim to root out ineligible members

Starting in this year’s Open Season, agencies will be required to validate participant eligibility for a random sample of at least 10% of FEHB enrollments.

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Jill Biden

DoD, State Dept streamline process for federal employees to telework overseas

The federal government is stepping up efforts to become a more attractive employer for the spouses of military service members living overseas.

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Agency Oversight

Biden Administration tweaks regulations for how states, cities can use federal funding

A recent update by the Office of Management and Budget aims to give state, local, and tribal governments more autonomy on how they spend federal grant money.

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dod cloud x qlik

DoD Cloud Exchange: Next up? Unifying the department’s cloud enterprise

To take full advantage of cloud, there needs to be a cultural shift at DoD “around how they are going to bring all of those people that manage these platforms together,” advises Qlik’s Andrew Churchill.

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Kiran Ahuja, Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kiran Ahuja stepping down as OPM director

OPM Director Kiran Ahuja is stepping down from her role in early May. Once the position is vacant, Deputy Director Rob Shriver will step in as acting director.

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A look into whether one HHS component is properly securing its cloud information systems

A new audit looks at how one agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) manages its cloud computing assets.

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TSA, AI, security screeners

TSA chief sees potential for AI to reduce burdens on security screeners

TSA Administrator David Pekoske also says the agency wants to hire more security screeners so the workforce can have more flexibilities.

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Department of Treasury

Treasury giving agencies a fighting chance to prevent fraud

David Lebryk, the fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, said a new machine learning tool is reducing the chance of fraud from paper checks.

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Defense News

military construction

Air Force investing in privatized housing, lawmakers are not sold on the idea

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Construction work is shown July 22, 2022, in the 1600 block of the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis., on a second new transient training troops barracks project on the post.

Facing billions in facility backlogs, DoD looks to new pilot for ‘livable communities’

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Pay & Benefits

Social Security

Congress again ponders updating Social Security policy for non-eligible federal retirees

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Technology

HHS, cybersecurity, Administration of Children and families,The Department of Health and Human Services building

A look into whether one HHS component is properly securing its cloud information systems

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cmmc

The next security update: What you need to know about the newest version of NIST 800-171

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