Court orders halt to federal contractor vaccine mandate in 3 states
The injunction applies only to federal contracts in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, but is the first court decision among numerous lawsuits challenging the mandate.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security said they see the cybersecurity talent management system, which officially launched in mid-November after a years-long effort, as a potential prototype for other agencies interested in pursuing civil service modernization.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption.
The Labor Department is leaning on experts in technology, process flow, equity, fraud and unemployment insurance to develop new capabilities that every state can use to modernize and better secure their unemployment insurance systems.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing whether artificial intelligence can assist clinicians in reviewing medical images, help veterans find services online and empower the agency to proactively reach out to patients about their mental health.
The Air Force announced that starting Nov. 29 unvaccinated airmen will not be able to proceed to existing permanent change of station orders and will not be eligible for future orders unless they get an approved medical or religious accommodation.