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Agencies on deadline to enroll security clearance holders in continuous vetting

All agencies must enroll their national security populations in an initial set of continuous vetting capabilities by the end of fiscal 2021, defense and intelligence officials have said.

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From 'cloud-intolerant' to cloud native, Navy networks are undergoing a transformation

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Watch DoD Cloud Exchange - on demand!

If you missed any of our exclusive, three-day special event with Defense Department industry experts, have no fear. You can catch up on all the insights with feds and vendors in the DoD Cloud Exchange Archive, like this conversation with Lyle Kellman, deputy program manager for DEOS at GDIT. The DEOS contract uses Microsoft Office 365 products together with contracted value-added migration services to get everyone into the cloud.

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More than troops will be departing Afghanistan — also a slew of contracts

Contractors supporting both the troops and a number of services in Afghanistan are trying to get answers about what’s ahead now that they will soon return to the U.S.

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Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

COVID-19 highlighted weaknesses in the federal emergency response chain of command and medical supply lines. But the agency’s acting chief told senators FEMA has a better understanding of what needs to be done going forward.

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Fearing a post-pandemic talent exodus, agencies view telework as key retention tool

Some agencies fear top talent will leave for the private sector or other places in the federal government with more generous telework policies if they don’t change and offer their own workforce flexibilities.

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Enhance law enforcement and homeland security with wider sources of data

Monitoring potential criminals or terrorists, and developing counter threats, whether physical or cyber, is increasingly becoming a matter of data analytics.

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‘What caused this?’ State Department reinvigorates task force on mystery illness

Dozens of State Department personnel overseas since 2016 have reported sudden bouts of dizziness, cognitive problems, and hearing loss with no underlying conditions.

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The Energy Department moves to bolster production of strategic minerals from US soil, Pt. 1

The Energy Department has launched a $30 million grant program to support increasing domestic supplies of rare-earth element.

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Another year, another record-high budget request for VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has experienced several consecutive years of budget boosts, and 2022 may be no different. But unlike prior years, VA is seeking more funding for veterans homelessness, research and infrastructure upgrades.

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SBA executives ‘beyond doubt’ that teleworking employees are more productive

SBA’s chief human capital officer says the agency is looking at permanent telework as a strategy to recruit from a broader pool of talent.

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The Energy Department moves to bolster production of strategic minerals from US soil, Pt. 2

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The Energy Department moves to bolster production of strategic minerals from US soil, Pt. 1

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