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VHA tells leaders to rescind job offers only as a ‘last resort’ to manage size of health care workforce

The Veterans Health Administration, in recent memos, put a temporary pause on pulling back job offers, then told leadership and HR officials to only rescind job offers as an “action of last resort.”

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DoD ready to start implementing multibillion dollar moving contract after solving latest tech hurdle

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Contracting

Pentagon wants to be ‘approachable’ for small businesses

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The 85 percent: OPM’s DeGraff aims to realign FEBs with new initiative

OPM's Kelly DeGraff shares an inside view of what's happening with Federal Executive Boards across the country, and what's in store for them in future.

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The 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

Federal Executive Boards, which have been in operation since 1961, each represent roughly 140 different agencies and components. In 28 different locations across the country, boards of senior leaders in government collaborate to discuss goals…

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As you return to the office, the office space must evolve

Chuck Hardy, the chief architect at GSA, said the agency has learned a great deal about the future of office space from the feedback of 1,800 registered users.

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AI, artificial intelligence

DHS sets ‘aggressive’ recruiting strategy to fill AI jobs

DHS is trying to woo up to 50 AI experts this year, but the department faces fierce competition for the tech talent.

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Treasury, IRS set 50% return-to-office target for employees to meet 'governmentwide' standard

The Treasury Department and the IRS are calling on teleworking employees to return to the office for half of their workdays, starting in a few months.

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Navy explores generative AI to automate security classification

The Navy wants to explore the idea of incorporating natural language capabilities into classification guides to be able to probe datasets.

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Join moderator Jory Heckman, and federal agency and industry leaders on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. ET to gain insights on how data, AI/ML and good partnerships can help create better fraud prevention policies and investigations.

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FEB

The 85 percent: FEBs’ future is open-ended, but not uncertain

With a new structure, a strategic plan and more consistent funding, Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) appear ready to greet the future federal workforce.

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Whistleblower protection legislation stalls amid congressional chaos

Whistleblower protection legislation often has bipartisan support. Yet it seems to take forever. A bill to extend federal protections to contractors was supposed to get marked up in January in the House Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. But now it is sidelined.

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Cybersecurity

Contractors on edge because of Pentagon's proposed buying rules

Contractors are wary of the latest proposed rule giving DoD access to their IT systems. It is part of an effort to improve cybersecurity with incident reporting and information sharing. Another rule would impose new requirements on contractors unclassified systems.

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DNA sampling

Science gives a boost to identifying long-lost military members

DNA has long been used to identify human remains. Such is the case at the identification lab operated by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Now some new scientific methods have emerged called next-gen sequencing.

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United States Syria Turkish Drone

DoD ready to start implementing multibillion dollar moving contract after solving latest tech hurdle

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Pay & Benefits

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Are federal employees headed for another big raise next year?

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AFGE government funding rally

AFGE rallies for 7.4% federal employee pay raise, spending deal to avoid government shutdown  

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Spokane VA Medical Center

Special salary rate gives VHA ‘more robust,’ longer-term tools to hire and keep HR staff

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