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Biden signs CR to avoid government shutdown, extend federal funding through February

The latest continuing resolution will fund federal agencies through Feb. 18, and followed a debate among Republicans over whether to use a potential shutdown to challenge President Biden’s vaccine mandates.

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Zero trust, cloud security pushing CISA to rethink its approach to cyber services

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OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

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paid family leave, talent pipeline

Under new House bill, interns would have additional options for pursuing permanent federal employment

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Cyber advisors start to see ‘momentum’ within military services

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Survey: Paid time off use in 2021 among the federal community

Federal News Network is conducting a survey to get a look at the use of paid time off in the federal community during the last year.

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GAO sustains first of 23 protests of CIO-SP4 solicitation

Computer World Services Corp. prevailed in its protest of NITAAC’s CIO-SP4 solicitation after arguing that certain past performance requirements were restrictive and unfair.

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navy, sailors, recruits, graduates

Navy has fewer vaccinated sailors than previously reported, but still over 97%

The Navy was successful in vaccinating a high number of its active duty sailors before the Nov. 28 deadline, with 97.2% of troops getting at least one dose.

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Should the Office of Special Counsel have more Hatch Act enforcement power?

The law, enacted in 1939, prevents political activity by appointed and career federal employees while on the job.

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Unexpected benefits you get with UnitedHealthcare FEHB Medical Plan

Access to better health is just a click away with UnitedHealthcare. The nation’s largest health care company is connecting millions of federal employees with virtual care options and technology they can use, like Peloton and Apple Fitness+.

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USAID makes big bets on research to help alleviate food insecurity

USAID awarded $36 million grant to the University of California, Davis, and a $25 million grant to Tufts University.

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G fund, TSP

Nearly all TSP funds take a dip in November after a promising October

After a promising October, Thrift Savings Plan funds saw nearly across-the-board drops in November.

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Federal contractor vaccine mandate continues to vex contractors

With weeks to go before an ostensible deadline, contractors are still vexed by the nuances of the White House mandate.

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Contractors might not realize how susceptible to ransomware they really are

The ransomware threat has spooked nearly everyone. A big unknown is how vulnerable your organization actually is to ransomware attacks.

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Meet the new second in command of procurement at the IRS

New IRS Deputy Chief Procurement Officer Guy Torres has long federal and private sector experience.

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Defense News

Cyber advisors start to see ‘momentum’ within military services

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navy, sailors, recruits, graduates

Navy has fewer vaccinated sailors than previously reported, but still over 97%

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Pay & Benefits

G fund, TSP

Nearly all TSP funds take a dip in November after a promising October

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Technology

Zero trust, cloud security pushing CISA to rethink its approach to cyber services

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Meet the new second in command of procurement at the IRS

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Workforce

OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

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