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USDS measures its impact in longevity, not just raw numbers

Mina Hsiang, the administrator of the USDS, said its recently-released annual report highlights the office’s impact in real numbers and success stories.

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FAA short-staffed on air traffic controllers, technicians during peak travel season, union warns

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CYBERCOM, U.S. Cyber command

Sulmeyer looks to extend SOCOM model for CYBERCOM as lawmakers resurface cyber force idea

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DHS improves workforce enagement in 2024 FEVS

In 2022, for the first time in a decade, DHS didn't come in last place in the Best Places to Work rankings. In 2023, it climbed two more rankings, showing the DHS workforce is growing more engaged.

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FNN motorcycle event raises fresh charity funds

Three federally connected charities benefit each year from Federal News Network's fundraising motorcycle ride, organized by Federal Drive Host Tom Temin.

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Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

New to civil service? We created this guide to provide insights and pointers to first-time feds. Be inspired by careerists and also get pointers to make the transition to your new job as smooth as possible. (Pssst: It includes health and life insurance cheat sheets too!)

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How NSF is converting more interns into full-time feds

At the National Science Foundation, one in five new hires this year has been an intern. Now NSF is looking to make full-time positions more appealing to them.

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Defense

Army revamping tactical network to make it software-defined, agile

Lt. Col. Keith Jordan, in the Army’s PEO-C3T, said a recent draft solicitation is a key step in the Unified Network Operations (UNO) initiative.

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, people arrive before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami Field Office in Miami. USCIS, The cash-strapped federal agency that oversees that nation's legal immigration system, scrapped plans Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, to furlough 13,000 employees, or nearly 70% of its workforce. The agency said it would maintain operations through September when the the fiscal year ends.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

USCIS aims to support current workforce while grappling with ongoing hiring issues

Hiring remains a “substantial challenge” for USCIS, but a couple early signs indicate that the agency could be turning a corner with its current workforce.

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Cloud Exchange: How to map out your modernization journey

There’s a lot that goes in to plotting and scaling cloud capabilities — from identifying those “snowflake” systems that aren’t going to make the shift to enriching data for advanced operational uses, shares Splunk’s Jon “JG” Gines.

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VA ends mandatory overtime for most employees processing benefits claims

VBA has delivered record-breaking level of benefits to veterans for the past three years, and is on track to break yet another record this year.

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Workforce, Diversity

How election talk is moving to what might be in store for the federal workforce

As some discuss President Joe Biden’s future, others wonder about the implications of Project 2025 on the federal workforce under a potential Trump presidency.

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"Cape Canaveral, FL, USA- January 2, 2011: The NASA's Logo Signage at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA in Florida, USA."

Meet something new for NASA — its first chief artificial intelligence officer

NASA has a new first to add to its history of firsts — a first chief artificial intelligence officer, Dave Salvagnini.

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Breaking down the number of new hires across the government

Agencies hired more than 1 million federal employees since October 2019, and it’s almost an even split between competitive and excepted service.

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Defense News

NDAA, POGO, 2025 National Defense Authorization Act

NDAA amendment to give more authority to DoD components to buy cyber products

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Pay & Benefits

VA, IT, data

VA ends mandatory overtime for most employees processing benefits claims

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Technology

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Can digital transformation centered on servicemembers address U.S. military’s retention crisis?

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Workforce

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FAA short-staffed on air traffic controllers, technicians during peak travel season, union warns

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