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Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

Across the board, Thrift Savings Plan funds made gains in November. These come after a month where they almost all saw positive movement, as well.

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Feds who work during government shutdowns aren’t entitled to damages, appeals court rules

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DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ prevention workforce

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New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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As DOJ, GSA publicly report on Section 508 progress, US Access Board driving change

Sachin Pavithran, the executive director of the U.S. Access Board, said ever since the Biden administration placed a heavier emphasis on accessibility, the interest for training and help among agencies has spiked.

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USDA data maturity leads to faster payments to farmers

Agencies are laying the foundation for artificial intelligence and automation tools by first getting a handle on their vast stores of data. The major task of inventorying data and improving the data maturity at agencies…

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How OPM is trying to help agencies close skills gaps in the federal workforce

The Office of Personnel Management said while agencies still need to make progress to close critical skills gaps, there are resources and incentives already available to help them along the way.

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Striving to make acquisition decisions with confidence and clarity

Exclusive new survey shares perspective on the IT tools in use by employees on the frontlines in government procurement and contracting organizations — and the challenges in moving to modern systems and workflows.

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When you solicit commercial services, make sure you and bidders define the terms

The Agriculture Department recently lost a contract award protest. It was attempting to purchase commercial style services for evictions and foreclosures for homes behind in their loan payments. It all hinged on what the department meant by “commercial services.”

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A gaggle of agencies seeks development of sustainable airplane fuel

One of the top goals of the climate crowd is development of a new jet fuel. Now a group of federal department and agencies has launched a public challenge to develop such a fuel and the infrastructure to support it. It’s called the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge.

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30-by-30: CBP shoots for a much larger female workforce

Customs and Border Protection has a diversity goal. The agency wants 30% of its workforce to be women by 2030.

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CIA hires first ever chief wellbeing officer

The new hire is part of a push to increase mental health resources and provide additional support to CIA officers.  

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The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

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Kathleen Hicks

DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ workforce tackling wellness issues

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Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

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Agencies’ transition to hybrid work shows through in 2022 FEVS results

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Technology

Enabling smart data sharing to strengthen cyber posture at civilian agencies

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As DOJ, GSA publicly report on Section 508 progress, US Access Board driving change

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