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Georgia court issues nationwide injunction to block vaccine mandate for federal contractors

The legal reasoning behind the latest preliminary injunction largely mirrors that of a similar injunction a Kentucky judge issued a week earlier. But it is far broader in its scope.

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After year-long hiatus, Biden names 230 winners for Presidential Rank Awards

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Last week to send us your Open Season questions!

We're answering your general questions about Open Season for the rest of this week. Use the form to submit your questions about the the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, TRICARE, Medicare, FEDVIP and other federal health insurance plans now through Friday. And listen to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to hear selected answers at 7 minutes past the hour, weekday mornings and afternoons.

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DHS continues rolling out new cyber requirements to transportation sector

DHS is setting minimum cybersecurity standards for critical companies in the transportation sector, with potentially more requirements on the way.

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Despite long struggle over intellectual property, DoD still lacks bench of IP experts

DoD has funding for only five positions through 2023 for its new IP cadre. And the temporality of the jobs is an impediment to hiring the long-term experts DoD needs, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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Agencies to receive final cyber guidance from CISA in the coming months

John Simms, the deputy branch chief of the Cybersecurity Assurance Branch in CISA, said all the guidance is helping agencies shift their cyber thinking away from the network and closer to the data.

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AI success requires a ‘new way’ for agencies to think about data

From predictive maintenance, to faster satellite intelligence and an optimized federal response to wildfires, agencies see artificial intelligence as an essential tool to meet their data-driven missions.

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Redirecting an asteroid as practice ... just in case

To learn more about the Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART, I spoke with Harrison Agrusa, who is a member of the DART Investigation Team and Dynamics Working Group.

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Facing pressure for more talent, agencies get new resources from OPM to surge federal hiring

The Office of Personnel Management released a new playbook, as well as a guide on federal hiring authorities, to help agencies surge recruitment efforts to implement the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Redirecting an asteroid as practice ... just in case

To learn more about the Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART, I spoke with Harrison Agrusa, who is a member of the DART Investigation Team and Dynamics Working Group.

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How have NASA administrators left things for their replacements?

Syracuse University Professor Henry Lambright recently penned a report, which draws on insights from recent and past NASA Administrators to chart how leaders have passed the torch toward enabling machine and human space exploration of Mars, and its long term impact on strategic priorities for the space program. I recently had the chance to speak with him about what he found.

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Air Force communication squadron redesignated for cyber defense mission

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G fund, TSP

Nearly all TSP funds take a dip in November after a promising October

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Georgia court issues nationwide injunction to block vaccine mandate for federal contractors

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After year-long hiatus, Biden names 230 winners for Presidential Rank Awards

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