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Here's who will lead federal agencies in the first days of the Biden Administration

Here’s a partial list of the acting officials who will serve as agency heads until President Biden’s nominees are confirmed, as released by the White House on Wednesday afternoon. Most, but not all, are career civil servants.

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On day 1, Biden issues mask mandate for federal employees, reinstates diversity training

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Biden's DHS pick vows to make employee morale his 'highest priority'

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

President-elect Joe Biden announced his picks to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Follow the list of individuals tapped for administrative leadership roles as we compile updates.

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Security, COVID, politics make feds question workplace safety

Federal News Network conducted an anonymous, online reader survey to gauge feds’ reactions to the Jan. 6 events and what they think could happen next.

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Agencies finally shedding the bad rap of being a technology laggard

New survey of chief information officers from the Professional Services Council and Attain, and interviews with agency leaders, show they are implementing new technology at a rate that isn’t as far behind industry as it used to be.

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Permanent telework arrangements, COVID-19 vaccinations top NTEU's priority list for 2021

The National Treasury Employees Union said it will push agencies at the bargaining table, as well as the new administration and Congress through legislation or new policy, to consider making telework arrangements and remote work programs permanent.

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Expert Edition: Joint All-Domain Command and Control

In this ebook, the stories explore how data is the glue that will hold JADC2 together.

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Army is working on Frankenbots with living tissue to better robot capabilities

The robots may have better stability and flexibility by taking advantage of living muscles.

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Agriculture CIO says TMF, centers of excellence sped up Farmers.gov upgrades by years

USDA Chief Information Officer Gary Washington said modernizing IT means better customer experience for employees and stakeholders in the field.

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DISA's first-ever production OTA eliminated $300M in future costs

DISA launched its cloud-based internet isolation program as a way to keep malware off of DoD networks, but it also reduced the need for expensive IT infrastructure upgrades.

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NDAA requires Pentagon to secure circuit board supply chain

Nearly every military system runs on software. Now the National Defense Authorization Act requires the Pentagon to take steps to ensure security of its supply chain of circuit boards.

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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Army is working on Frankenbots with living tissue to better robot capabilities

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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Technology

Transportation Department needs skilled workforce to meet automation needs

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Biden’s DHS pick vows to make employee morale his ‘highest priority’

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On day 1, Biden issues mask mandate for federal employees, reinstates diversity training

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