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USPS meets financial health goal, falls short on delivery, CX targets in FY 2021

The Postal Service’s regulator said the agency met its financial health target last fiscal year, the latest sign that USPS’ long-term financial situation is improving.

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Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services

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Abortion bans cause privacy, financial issues for service members, despite DoD's efforts

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Navy conducts first-ever exercise focused on climate change response

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Zero Trust Cyber Exchange: AWS’ Nick Miller on digital acquisition approaches required to achieve 4 zero trust principles

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Federal News Network's Zero Trust Exchange now available on demand

In a three-day event June 21-23, Federal News Network took a deep dive into what agencies are really trying to achieve in zero trust, and what they've accomplished thus far.

Catch up now on any sessions you might have missed!

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GSA looks to reach 100M Login.gov users by year’s end, starting with VA partnership

The Biden administration is setting a high bar for customer experience across government, but it’s the General Services Administration that’s laying the foundation for those improvements.

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To improve its customer experience, SSA found an unusual partner from the NFL

Patrick Newbold, assistant deputy commissioner and deputy chief information officer at SSA, said meeting with the Baltimore Ravens about how they use their data to drive decisions helped the agency improve its customer experience.

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This legislation would turn Veterans Affairs whistleblower policy into law

For more on the VA Office of Inspector General Training Act, one of its original sponsors, Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Zero Trust Cyber Exchange: RSA’s Steve Schmalz on thinking beyond identity, addressing privilege

To get beyond zero trust’s identity focus, turn to the guidance and existing programs the government has already established — like NIST’s SP 800-207 and GSA’s FedRAMP, suggests RSA’s Steve Schmalz at the Zero Trust Cyber Exchange.

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How Health and Human Services is helping with the medical emergency in Ukraine

The United States is helping Ukraine militarily, but only indirectly. When it comes to health care for the besieged Ukrainians, the aid and cooperation are more direct. Much of the work falls to the Health and Human Services Department.

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New clearance ideas aim to make national security workforce more mobile, diverse

Inconsistent policies and processes are making it harder for defense and intelligence agencies to recruit and retain the people with critical skills.

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DoD's acting IG is in his position unlawfully, GAO finds

GAO legal opinion says the appointment of Sean O’Donnell to be acting DoD IG violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act twice: once under President Trump, and again under President Biden.

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IRS backlog metrics 'don't translate' into workforce efforts, commissioner says

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, in its annual report to Congress, found the IRS experienced over 100 continuing resolutions since 2001, and that funding uncertainty forces the agency to opt for more expensive, less effective, short-term solutions.

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Defense News

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Abortion bans cause privacy, financial issues for service members, despite DoD’s efforts

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A guy deep in the Defense Department is actually doing something about Chinese theft of US intellectual property

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Navy conducts first-ever exercise focused on climate change response

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Pay & Benefits

Federal groups, unions back paid leave for feds seeking abortion services

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Technology

Despite challenges driven by global crises, technology advances are poised to help agencies drive change

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Workforce

How Health and Human Services is helping with the medical emergency in Ukraine

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