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Federal human capital failures contribute to two-thirds of GAO's high-risk list challenges

Federal human capital challenges are the root cause behind two-thirds of the broad topics on the Government Accountability Office’s biennial high-risk list. And while GAO removed one program from the list, some areas have regressed.

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Presidential Rank Awards will return this year, OPM says

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DoD's real estate issues no longer a 'high risk' area, GAO says

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Military academies swamped with problems with students and infrastructure

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Historic firsts in the Biden administration

The presidency of Joe Biden has ushered in a number of high ranking government roles being filled with a historic level of diverse individuals.

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AI commission sees ‘extraordinary’ support to stand up tech-focused service academy

The National Security Commission on AI recommends creating a Digital Service Academy that would “grow tech talent with the same seriousness of purpose that we grow military officers.”

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Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition

President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets

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Senate to get on the IT modernization bandwagon?

A draft manager’s amendment obtained by Federal News Network shows the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee also includes $650 million for CISA and $200 million for the USDS.

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Expert Edition: Federal Employee Career Development Guide

In this Expert Edition: Federal Employee Career Development Guide, explore how agencies are in need of a different type of employee today and in the future.

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Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy’s recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic

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Top Biden administration officials promise to rebuild, set new tone with federal workforce

Biden administration officials say they’re striking a new tone with federal employees, and the Office of Personnel Management is ready to reemerge as a luminary in workforce policy, a top leader at the agency said Monday.

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USPS, GSA expand ‘government storefront’ concept with PIV card pilot

The General Services Administration and the U.S. Postal Service made it easier for new employees or current ones to get a new identity card during the pandemic.

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TSP regains upward swing for February

The Thrift Savings Plan saw more positive activity last month than in January, according to monthly returns released Monday. Only the fixed income investment F fund finished February in the red while all other stock and Lifecycle funds finished in the black.

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DoD’s real estate issues no longer a ‘high risk’ area, GAO says

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Military academies flooded with issues, but will superintendents’ plans fix the problems?

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Military academies flooded with issues, but will superintendents’ plans fix the problems?

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Presidential Rank Awards will return this year, OPM says

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Despite outward appearances, Congressional staff doing more work than meets the eye

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CBP creates new position to handle administrative load at Mexico border

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