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What contractors can expect in 2021

With a vaccine still on the horizon, and a presidential transition now underway, projections on contract spending for 2021 are murkier than usual.

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Biden to nominate Yellen, highlight diversity on econ team

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Congress, employee groups ramp up pressure to block Schedule F executive order

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As coronavirus cases rise, DoD bases prepare to restrict travel again

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JAIC starts its new iteration, will create 'flyaway' teams to embed with DoD components

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Continuing resolution just one of many pressing issues on Congress' to-do list

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Open Season 2021 Hotline

The 2021 Open Season runs Nov. 9 to Dec. 14 and we're here to help feds understand their options under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Use this form to send us your questions, and tune in to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin weekday mornings and afternoons (1500 AM). We'll read select answers at 5 minutes past the hour.

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Army allows some soldiers to promote while deferring education

The Army wants soldiers to be able to keep their career trajectory without compromising family plans.

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How did local governments hold up during the 2020 election?

The bipartisan Election Assistance Commission has been advising local election officials on how to meet the requirements of the Help America Vote Act to ensure vote access and sound systems for handling ballots.

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Diving into the work of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

A lesser known function of the Defense Department provides advisors or coaches to friendly foreign militaries. Now it has advisors embedded around the globe.

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Feds under-evaluate healthcare options, leave up to $11k on table

The Office of Personnel Management consistently says 20-30% of feds can and should be changing their plans.

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The Latest: Arizona certifies Biden's victory over Trump

Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state

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State Dept gives thanks to Foreign Service’s 'exceptional' volunteer workforce

The State Department promotes America’s diplomatic mission overseas, but the men and women of the Foreign Service, and the families they bring with the, put a face to that mission through off-the-clock acts of kindness.

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Air Force ready to begin deploying portions of ABMS next year

The Air Force’s top acquisition official said Tuesday the Advanced Battle Management System is ready to move into a “steady-state demonstration-deployment phase.”

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Pentagon reports $5B in improper payments to civilian workforce

The newly-reported improper payments come a year after a similar testing overhaul flagged billions of dollars in potentially unsupportable payments in DoD’s military pay accounts.

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Continuing resolution just one of many pressing issues on Congress’ to-do list

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JAIC entering new phase of life, will create teams to help DoD adopt AI

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Some enlisted soldiers can now promote before getting mandated training

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Air Force nearly ready to begin rolling out its ‘internet of military things’

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