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Federal employees will pay 8.7% more, on average, toward 2023 health premiums

On average, enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) will pay 8.7% more toward their 2023 premiums, the Office of Personnel Management announced prior to the upcoming open season, which runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 12.

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Biden signs continuing resolution into law averting government shutdown, FDA furloughs

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OPM sets interagency diversity strategy in motion with first-ever DEIA council meeting

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Mike Causey’s readers, listeners share their appreciation for his decades of service to feds

Since the death of our friend and colleague Mike Causey, we at Federal News Network have been overwhelmed — in the most positive sense of the word! — by an outpouring of love, support and memories about Mike from his listeners and readers throughout the years.

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Several military branches poised to miss recruitment targets for fiscal 2022

Senators pointed to heightening sexual assault reports, military housing issues and COVID-19 vaccination requirements as common deterrents for potential military recruits.

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Colleen Shogan

Veteran records bill advances in Senate, but panel deadlocks on NARA nominee

The Access for Veterans to Records Act is on the move in the Senate, but Colleen Shogan’s nomination to be national archivist hits a roadblock.

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The long and twisted story of the biggest crook in Navy history

The name Fat Leonard has become synonymous with corruption. Leonard Glenn Francis operated the biggest bribery scheme the Navy has ever experienced. Under house arrest for years awaiting final sentencing, Leonard slipped away last month after cutting off his ankle bracelet. Now — caught in Venezuela — what will happen to him now? For analysis, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with attorney Anthony Kuhn, managing partner of Tully Rinckey.

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Securing software through its entire lifecycle

What agencies need are the proper controls to manage and secure their DevSecOps processes, especially as they use more open source software. Having this discipline will open the door a bit wider to innovation as well.

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This is only a test. Or is it? An update on the National Public Warning System

The Department of Homeland Security has issued new guidance to operators of the National Public Warning System, who are distributed throughout the U.S. The guidance is how to protect the system from electromagnetic pulses or EMP, whether caused by sunspots or a nuclear detonation. The guidance was a joint effort of several DHS components.

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Ryan Zinke

Interior Department focusing on future of work, employee engagement, hiring

The Interior Department is putting together a future of work plan to determine what its needs and lessons learned are regarding telework, office space and employee engagement after the investments made during the pandemic.

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A federally funded lab comes up with a potential solution to safe use of drones in the national air space

Manned and unmanned aircraft operating safely together is still an air traffic control challenge. It’s a step closer to a solution thanks to an award-winning project at a federally funded research and development center know as FFRDC.

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A distinct lack of transparency emerges in federal regulatory activity

Major regulatory changes and new rules — which one agency or another deal with almost daily — require that affected parties be notified. But a notice in the Federal Register is not enough, and agencies need to do more or they risk losing in court.

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Defense News

The long and twisted story of the biggest crook in Navy history

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Stephanie Miller

Several military branches poised to miss recruitment targets for fiscal 2022

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Jonathan Toebbe, Diana Toebbe

Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case

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Pay & Benefits

Federal employees will pay 8.7% more, on average, toward 2023 health premiums

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Income plays a role in participants’ likeliness to change TSP contributions, FRTIB finds

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Air Force meets 2022 recruiting goal, but faces myriad short and long-term challenges

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Technology

This is only a test. Or is it? An update on the National Public Warning System

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That’s not the droid you’re looking for: Why human-AI partnership is the key to responsible AI

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A federally funded lab comes up with a potential solution to safe use of drones in the national air space

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Workforce

Federal employees will pay 8.7% more, on average, toward 2023 health premiums

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OPM sets interagency diversity strategy in motion with first-ever DEIA council meeting

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Ryan Zinke

Interior Department focusing on future of work, employee engagement, hiring

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