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Past marijuana use doesn't rule out federal jobs for applicants, OPM says

Agencies can’t automatically rule out federal employment opportunities for an applicant or appointee based on their past marijuana use, the Office of Personnel Management said.

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Smarter software could help Air Force cut fuel bills by a million gallons per week

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Improving SES diversity takes work from leaders as well as lower ranks

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House committee weighs adding more civil service protections after Schedule F

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Historic firsts in the Biden administration

The presidency of Joe Biden has ushered in a number of high ranking government roles being filled with a historic level of diverse individuals.

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USPS outlines reform plan to 'break even' within 10 years

The Postal Service, faced with unacceptable delays delivering mail and packages, is “evaluating all service standards” as part of a 10-year business plan.

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Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

The Defense budget is out from under the weight of the Budget Control Act, but that doesn’t mean that the military will see a boon in spending this coming year.

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Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has won Senate confirmation to be energy secretary

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DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

The emergency acquisition authority is expected to get heavy use in Biden's first year as president.

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NTSB for cyber? Sens. consider single agency for cyber incident investigations, information sharing

In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, the Senate Intelligence Committee turned to industry for recommendations on how to ensure that kind of incident doesn’t happen again.

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New VA secretary ‘digging in’ on agency’s collective bargaining challenges

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he hasn’t made any decisions yet on how he’ll approach collective bargaining, but he’s meeting with labor leaders and getting to know employees at the department.

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Best, brightest federal cyber workers competing in ‘save the world’ scenario

Five teams and 20 individuals will compete on Feb. 25 to be named the best in federal cybersecurity.

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Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that is intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors

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Defense News

Smarter software could help Air Force cut fuel bills by a million gallons per week

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When must you protest to get an automatic stay after an enhanced debriefing?

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The Defense Department updates its rules for overseas operational support contractors

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Pay & Benefits

Are TSP investors — especially retirees — playing it too safe with G fund investments?

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Technology

Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

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Smarter software could help Air Force cut fuel bills by a million gallons per week

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Trusted Software Supply Chain helps DoD standardized, automate workflows with DevSecOps

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Workforce

Black federal executives have high hopes for the latest executive order on racial equity

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Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

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Past marijuana use doesn’t rule out federal jobs for applicants, OPM says

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