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Pentagon reports $5B in improper payments to civilian workforce

The newly-reported improper payments come a year after a similar testing overhaul flagged billions of dollars in potentially unsupportable payments in DoD’s military pay accounts.

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

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Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

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Pentagon preparing first comprehensive strategy for Joint All-Domain Command and Control

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Federal unions look to turn the page on the Trump administration

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Open Season 2021 Hotline

The 2021 Open Season runs Nov. 9 to Dec. 14 and we're here to help feds understand their options under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Use this form to send us your questions, and tune in to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin weekday mornings and afternoons (1500 AM). We'll read select answers at 5 minutes past the hour.

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After pandemic successes, Congress considers legislative updates to federal telework policy

Some agencies have outgrown their formal telework policies in the pandemic, and they’re using full-time remote work arrangements to entice new employees and retain existing ones. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he’s now considering legislative changes to modernize decade-old telework law.

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GAO may have saved the government even more money

By the reckoning of the Government Accountability Office, over the last two decades it has saved the government more than $1 trillion and recommended 25,000 improvements.

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Military setting record COVID cases as nationwide numbers balloon

Despite the high number of cases, about 61% of military bases have eased travel restrictions.

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Members of Congress chiming in on lack of transition funding

Over on Capitol Hill with the lame duck session has both the current and the future to deal with. The pandemic is returning to a boil, and so are the calls for some sort of relief bill.

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Why agencies must take a user centered design approach to address urgent needs revealed by COVID (but persistent beyond)

While User Centered Design is not a revolutionary new concept, it is one that more – and ultimately all - agencies need to be using across all technology and business transformation projects.

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IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that next year’s filing season will open on time either in late January or early February.

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How agencies can factor in building leases better

The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board has proposed several changes to how agencies account for leasing.

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DCSA juggling security clearance transformation, agency transition efforts

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is a little more than a year old, and it’s still adding more mission areas. It recently acquired the legacy security clearance IT system from the Office of Personnel Management and the program office responsible for building a new one.

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Agencies improving in CX but need to worry less about digital - more about human design

Speakers at a virtual summit this week detailed how the pandemic gave their agencies a chance to make long-talked about improvements to customer experience.

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Pentagon preparing first comprehensive strategy for Joint All-Domain Command and Control

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Pentagon preparing first comprehensive strategy for Joint All-Domain Command and Control

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IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

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Agencies improving in CX but need to worry less about digital – more about human design

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