TSP returns bounce back in November
After 3 months of mostly negative returns, Thrift Savings Plan funds bounced back with positive returns in November.
Don’t just roll over your plan, says Kevin Moss, who researches FEHB plans for Consumers’ Checkbook. “It’s quite possible that you’re overpaying versus some less expensive options that could provide just as good or … even better coverage for a lower price.”
Our readers in Japan respond to a recent Federal News Network interview with the director of the Defense Health Agency -- telling us the civilian employee health care crisis in that country is far from resolved.
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The Department of the Air Force needs to work on several areas to meet its modernization and transformation goals, including improving data quality and accessibility, complying with set DoD standards, retiring legacy systems and thinking about how it can improve to meet its future needs.
The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office coordinates maritime awareness intelligence from a plethora of stakeholders, both domestic and international, and employs cloud services and automation tools to make sense of it all.
Federal agencies and contractors alike face increasing cybersecurity, fraud, sanctions and supply chain risks stimulated by geopolitical events. Experts at Guidehouse say an important strategy to mitigate risk is to simply have knowledge of the dynamics of geopolitical issues and effects they throw off.
The VA’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP) – set up in the aftermath of the department’s secret wait-list scandal – got off to a very rocky start. It had scandals of its own. According to the government watchdog Project on Government Oversight (POGO), VA has reformed OAWP in ways that have made real progress toward building whistleblower confidence. But there is still a whole lot of work to do. Joe Spielberger is policy counsel at POGO. A few weeks ago, he testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee about what is needed at OAWP. He speaks here with Federal News Network Deputy Editor Jared Serbu.
For the big federal contracts on the horizon in 2024, not a whole lot is changing when it comes to what the government plans to buy. But there are still a lot of opportunities for contractors, as agencies re-compete some of their biggest buying vehicles. Those are some of the takeaways from Deltek’s annual list of top contracting opportunities. Ashley Sanderson is a senior research manager at Deltek. She joined Federal Drive Deputy Editor Jared Serbu to talk more about the 2024 edition.
Over a decade ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched an ambitious project to build the world’s largest collection of health and genetic data – the idea being it would be an invaluable tool for disease research. It is called the Million Veterans Program (MVP). And as of this month, it has lived up to its name.
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