‘Continuous vetting’ procedures will soon apply to more feds governmentwide
By the end of fiscal 2024, all federal employees in “non-sensitive public trust positions” will be subject to more regular background checks.
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Updated with the Justice Department’s plans: Federal News Network is compiling a list of agencies that have so far made return-to-office announcements for their employees. The list will be regularly refreshed as we learn more.
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Computational chemistry may not be at your top concern, but in reality, it’s a key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. It takes a massive amount of computing power, something not everyone has had access to until now. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. and Micron Technology to make computational chemistry broadly available to applied researchers and industrial users. For more, Federal News Network’s Eric White spoke with the PNNL scientist leading the effort, Karol Kowalski.
The White House recently established a new interagency council. It’s called COFFA, the Council on Federal Financial Assistance. It will consist of grant-making agencies with the aim of making financial assistance more accountable and equitable.
The continuing resolution, which lasts until November 17, takes a six-and-a-half week bite out of fiscal 2024’s calendar. In a sense, it resets the countdown to a government shutdown, especially if House Republicans succeed in ousting Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which, in case you hadn’t heard…happened. Contractors have been sorting out what it all means. For an update, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with Stephanie Kostro, the Executive Vice president for Policy at the Professional Services Council.
By leaning into automation and cloud for provisioning technology, agencies can improve the onboarding experience and heighten security too, explain experts from ThunderCat and Dell in a conversation with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.
Veterans may not be the only ones suffering heat-related illnesses (HRI) from rising temps around the nation, but the Veterans Affairs Department nonetheless wants to make sure it addresses the increasing number of HRI cases its seeing at its facilities. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke to Thomas Osborne, the director of VA’s National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation.
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