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Tough decisions lie ahead for VA, as EHR usability problems persist

Employees and congressional stakeholders say the VA faces tough decisions with its ongoing strategic review, as the initial rollout of a new electronic health record in Washington state was far less successful than the agency originally touted last fall.

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Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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Biden calls on Congress to restore capacity, reinvest in civilian agencies with 2022 budget

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OPM launches employee survey initiative to update job competency models

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Army reimagining the way it uses, modernizes its technology and infrastructure

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Watch DoD Cloud Exchange - on demand!

If you missed any of our exclusive, three-day special event with Defense Department industry experts, have no fear. You can catch up on all the insights with feds and vendors in the DoD Cloud Exchange Archive, like this conversation between Dave Zukowski, a principal technical consultant for public sector at Akamai, and Federal News Network's Jason Miller about the MilCloud platform.

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More federal contracts go to small businesses under Biden’s 2022 budget

The Biden administration’s 2022 budget request raises the bar for federal contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses and sets higher budgets for agency research and development spending across the board.

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$715B defense budget takes flak from left and right

The Biden administration’s proposal puts money in naval power and gamechanging technologies.

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Assessment dashboard shows why federal hiring is so difficult

As agencies attempt to use more skills-based assessments to vet job candidates, a dashboard shows just how difficult finding and choosing qualified talent is with today’s federal hiring system.

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Infrastructure is ready for America, but is America ready for infrastructure?

Recently the American Society of Civil Engineers confirmed that the nation’s infrastructure could stand some rebuilding. For more, Federal Drive turned to civil engineer and former ASCE president, Greg DiLoreto.

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The IC is staying steadfast on mission as politics pass by

The intelligence community has had a bit of a rocky road the past few years when it comes to working with the former president. However, despite the politics, careers in the field are still grabbing the attention of young people and inspiring employees with exciting missions.

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Military suicides increased in all components in 2020

The number of suicides in the military went up during an unusually stressful year.

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State Department policy may be changing, but one commission moves steadily along with some pointed advice

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy just received renewal from State. With an update on the commission’s work, executive director Vivian Walker.

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OMB blocks sale of National Archives facility listed as underutilized, citing tribal records

The Office of Management and Budget is pulling its approval to sell one of a dozen high-value underutilized federal properties identified by an independent board last year.

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COVID vaccine access for feds varies among agencies

Some federal employees are receiving COVID-19 vaccines through their agencies, but for others, they must wait until their state and local governments make doses available.

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Defense News

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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Defense contractors explore new ways to develop systems faster and cheaper

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Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

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Pay & Benefits

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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Retirement claims backlog continues to rise, exceeding January’s 8-year record

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Congress

Committee to reform House is off to a running start in the 117th Congress

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Workforce

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as some service member families go hungry

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