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Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

Some organizations are tentatively eyeing fall agency reentry dates for their employees, but they face pressure from some members of Congress, who want to see the workforce back in-person sooner.

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First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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The story of how one small business is barely hanging on to its hopes of winning a spot on NITAAC’s CIO-SP4

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Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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House task force pushes Pentagon to wean itself off Chinese sources

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Hot housing market is forcing Army to change moving policies

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Sesame Street tackling race with military families

One of the most famous children’s shows in history is unveiling its newest effort to support military families by tackling some of the race and diversity questions that spread across the nation over the last year. Sesame Workshop is releasing a series of videos, online games, worksheets and other resources to help children and their parents understand some of the complex issues surrounding race that are being raised in American culture.

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner

Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

A new bill in the Senate would require federal contractors, agencies and critical infrastructure operators to report cyber intrusions within 24 hours.

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State Dept. staffing surge won’t address passport backlog ‘overnight,’ union warns

Lawmakers are pressing the State Department to move more aggressively to address a backlog of as many as 2 million pending passport applications.

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VA will pause EHR deployments through at least 2021, department says

The Department of Veterans Affairs will start from scratch on a new, independent lifecycle estimate for the electronic health record modernization project, an effort that could take another year to complete.

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USPS

Regulator tells USPS slower mail wouldn’t result in 'much improvement' to its finances

The Postal Service’s regulator is warning USPS that plans to slow down nearly 40% of first-class mail delivery wouldn’t result in “much improvement, if any” to its current financial condition.

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Regulator tells USPS slower mail wouldn’t result in 'much improvement' to its finances

The Postal Service’s regulator is warning USPS that plans to slow down nearly 40% of first-class mail delivery wouldn’t result in “much improvement, if any” to its current financial condition.

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Paid leave expansion for federal employees advances after contentious committee debate

The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act expands paid time off to all federal workers, allowing them up to 12 weeks to recover from a personal illness or care for a sick parent or family member.

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OPM’s changing cybersecurity posture: From protecting the perimeter to protecting it all

The Office of Personnel Management, as it plans to “sprint toward the cloud,” has selected its provider in order to, on two fronts, shed its legacy data center and legacy network.

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Defense News

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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Army adopting new policies to help soldiers move as housing market fires up

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DIU rethinking cyber endpoint protections through advanced deception tools

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Pay & Benefits

First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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Paid leave expansion for federal employees advances after contentious committee debate

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Technology

OPM’s changing cybersecurity posture: From protecting the perimeter to protecting it all

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Agencies moving to a data in motion paradigm creates a ‘central nervous system’ for their missions

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Workforce

Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

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