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FITARA 13 scorecard brings truce to data center consolidation debate

The National Science Foundation and USAID received “A” grades under the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s 13th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard.

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

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What exactly is today's status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

You might be forgiven if you find the mask mandate confusing. It’s been challenged in a dozen courts across the country. Last Friday the Supreme Court heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate. D.C. federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.

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How the Bureau of Land Management will transform acres and acres, of paper, that is

The Nevada office of the Bureau of Land Management has so many paper records, they’d probably cover the land the agency manages.

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VA launches automation pilot to process veteran disability claims faster

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing its backlog of disability claims faster than ever before, but is looking to accelerate this pace through an automation pilot it launched last month.

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Punishments, and first religious exemptions, for military vaccine refusers

The Marine Corps granted its first two religious exemptions to the military’s vaccine mandate last week. But punitive actions have moved ahead for thousands of other service members who’ve refused shots.

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CISA adapts to address cybersecurity threats

As ransomware attacks continue to plague IT teams across all sectors, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working to counter them through a variety of means. With Log4J giving the cyber and IT community a scare with how easy it was to exploit, it became clear that a paradigm shift was necessary.

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USAID wants to have mitigation plans in place before overseas disasters strike

The U.S. Agency for International Development has launched a program to see if people can be saved before disasters.

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With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments

Agencies made speed a priority when issuing the first rounds of COVID-19 recovering spending in 2020 — a decision that came with a few tradeoffs.

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The end of an era: BlackBerry’s impact on feds, industry endures

Federal News Network asked former federal executives for their memories and thoughts about the impact of the BlackBerry device on the federal sector.

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Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

The Biden administration has announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects aimed at easing the supply chain problem

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Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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How the Bureau of Land Management will transform acres and acres, of paper, that is

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FITARA

FITARA 13 scorecard brings truce to data center consolidation debate

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

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