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Federal employees disheartened by Capitol riots but unsure how to rectify damage

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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OPM urges DC-area feds to reconsider commute plans with heightened security next week

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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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Congress getting back to work after storming of the Capitol

With Congress totally preoccupied with the aftermath of the Capitol riot, and fresh pandemic spending, is there what you might call a normal agenda? For some answers on what to expect near term WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller spoke to  Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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DISA starts rolling out DEOS, starting with its own employees

The Defense Information Systems Agency started implementing functionality from the $7.6 billion contract on Thursday, deploying DEOS capabilities first to the agency’s own users.

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Will Trump's mishandling of records leave a hole in history?

At the moment President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Wednesday, the National Archives and Records Administration will take custody of Donald Trump’s presidential records

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Low-code platforms, APIs democratizing intelligent automation

Kirke Everson, a principal and government intelligent automation leader at KPMG, said a lot of agencies are still in the early stages of applying intelligent automation to their business processes.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, and Defense Under Secretary and Chief Financial Office David Norquist (AP)

Deputy defense chief to be temporary acting DoD secretary

U.S. officials say Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has been asked to serve as the acting secretary of defense for President-elect Joe Biden until a permanent Pentagon chief can be confirmed by the Senate.

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Coast Guard struggling with recruitment, sets up officer corps to increase numbers

The Coast Guard will focus on five areas and then expand if the program is successful.

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Historic absences at MSPB hit 4-year mark, creating potentially costly backlog

The Merit Systems Protection Board marked four straight years this month without a quorum. While some are hopeful the incoming administration will quickly name new members, the board faces a backlog of at least 3,071 pending cases, some of which could be costly in the long run.

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DoD marketplace aims to shield supply chain from adversarial capital

The program aims to fight the problem of “adversarial capital” by pairing companies working on promising military technology together with investors that DoD has verified are free of foreign influence.

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After years of fits and starts, DISA deploys new cloud-based office tools

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Coast Guard sets up recruiting corps to deal with struggling numbers

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Pentagon launches online marketplace to pair small firms with ‘trusted’ investors

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Federal employees disheartened by Capitol riots but unsure how to rectify damage

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