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Continuing resolution would keep agencies running through Dec. 3

The House will begin consideration of a nine-week continuing resolution, which would sustain agency operations through Dec. 3. But the CR also temporarily suspends the debt limit through December 2022, a measure Republicans have said they’re unwilling to support.

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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Federal News Network's Cloud Exchange

Federal News Network led a discussion among civilian agency technology executives to break down the current and future impact of cloud services on their mission areas.

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Under recent executive order, federal employees must now show proof of vaccination

The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal employees applies to those who are teleworking, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force said Thursday. The task force’s latest guidance also appears to allow agencies to require vaccines for contractors earlier than a recent executive order described.

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Where is the cloud going next? Ask USDA, GSA

The Agriculture Department created a new interagency working group to manage its cloud efforts, while GSA is preparing to launch a new marketplace.

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Cloud Exchange: IRS eyes cloud migration as an opportunity to retire legacy IT systems

This discussion Justin Abold-Labreche, co-director part of the Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, is part of Federal News Network’s Cloud Exchange.

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Streamlining the federal buying process: Taking the e-marketplace from pilot to permanent

Just over a year ago, the General Services Administration launched the e-marketplace portal initiative to make it easier for agencies to buy through commercial platforms. Jonathan Johnson, the CEO of Overstock, said the portal providers are making the buying process more transparent, easier and enabling agencies to meet their purchasing goals.

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Bureau of the Fiscal Service seeks to issue nearly all payments electronically by 2030

The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service sees an opportunity to modernize the way it does business, after spending much of the COVID-19 pandemic getting stimulus payments out to the public.

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Interior will move BLM headquarters, senior officials back to DC

As a way to “minimize disruptions,” the Bureau of Land Management will not require employees, with the exception of a few core senior leaders, to move to Washington, D.C., the Interior Department said.

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USDA Chief Data Officer Ted Kaouk moving to OPM in October

Kaouk will join OPM in October as its CDO and deputy director for human capital data management and modernization, a USDA spokesman told Federal News Network.

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Legacy financial management federal providers must define their roles in new approach

Matt Miller, the acting commissioner for the Bureau of Fiscal Service in the Department of Treasury, said he hopes the four legacy shared services providers are early adopters of the new financial management standards.

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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DIU’s newest office is off and running investing in hardware innovations

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FERC stands up cloud data science, analytics platform to enable collaboration

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Contractors get more COVID marching orders from the White House, but a lot remains unclear

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