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Agencies get details on how to better recruit, retain military spouses

A new strategic plan from OPM and OMB comes as part of an executive order to support military spouses’ employment in the federal workforce.

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IRS Werfe

IRS puts 125,000 high-income individuals not filing tax returns on notice, to recoup millions in taxes owed

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Small business, SBA, contracting

Sen. Ernst hopeful about fixes to small business contracting

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Federal employee whistleblower complaints to OSC fall by nearly half over 5 years

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Join Federal News Network to hear government and industry experts share insights and progress on AI work and discuss how to address the related challenges that all agencies face.

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The 85 percent: OPM’s DeGraff aims to realign FEBs with new initiative

OPM's Kelly DeGraff shares an inside view of what's happening with Federal Executive Boards across the country, and what's in store for them in future.

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The 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

Federal Executive Boards, which have been in operation since 1961, each represent roughly 140 different agencies and components. In 28 different locations across the country, boards of senior leaders in government collaborate to discuss goals…

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For FEBs, getting some distance from DC is a good thing

Across the country, leaders of Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) say there are certain comforts of being a bit removed from the beltway.

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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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The National Science Foundation wide-and-far on artificial intelligence

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is on the march, establishing what it calls regional innovation engines. It is getting organized around AI.

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EO, Biden, Executive order

Biden EO aims to safeguard sensitive data on fed employees, facilities

The new EO will target areas like biometrics, geolocation data, personal health information, and other sensitive data.

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U.S. Capitol

Congressional leaders reach a tentative deal to avoid government shutdown. But Ukraine aid stalls

Congressional leaders have announced a tentative agreement to prevent a government shutdown, for now. Wednesday’s deal comes days before an end-of-the-week deadline that risked shuttering some federal operations. Under the plan, Congress would temporarily extend funding for one set of federal agencies through March 8 and for another through March 22. In the meantime, Congress will try to draft and pass packages of legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the budget year. Notably missing is a $95 billion emergency package for Ukraine, Israel and Indo-Pacific allies, which remains stubbornly stalled. Hard-right Republicans want steeper spending reductions. Voting in the House is expected Thursday, right before Friday’s deadline when some federal monies run out.

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Join Federal News Network on March 26 and 27 for our DoD Cloud Exchange. We’ll be hosting leaders from across Defense along with industry tech experts to get in the weeds on the latest policy initiatives, real-world implementations and latest technology developments. Register now!

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Why contracting protest appeals are never a zero sum game

In federal contract protests, a company can’t make a money appeal on a protest decision unless that appeal contains a specific dollar amount.

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How African American federal executives see 2024 landscape

As this year’s Black history month comes to a conclusion, we wanted to check how things look today for African American managers in the federal government.

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AI

Agencies should promote existing workplace flexibilities in federal AI hiring, OPM says

Agencies should offer pay bonuses, faster leave accrual and telework flexibilities, OPM said in new federal AI hiring guidance.

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Army cutting empty posts in major force structure transformation

The Army will shrink the size of its force by fiscal 2029 as it transitions from counterterrorism missions to large-scale combat operations.

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Defense News

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For DoD financial management systems, a not-so-pretty picture

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Army cutting empty posts in major force structure transformation

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Navy’s new council aims to mitigate foreign investment risks

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Pay & Benefits

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Are federal employees headed for another big raise next year?

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AFGE government funding rally

AFGE rallies for 7.4% federal employee pay raise, spending deal to avoid government shutdown  

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Technology

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For DoD financial management systems, a not-so-pretty picture

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Workforce

IRS Werfe

IRS puts 125,000 high-income individuals not filing tax returns on notice, to recoup millions in taxes owed

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