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Navy conducts first-ever exercise focused on climate change response

The service brought together high-ranking Navy officials, enlisted sailors, think tank experts, non-governmental organizations, industry and legislative aides to participate in a tabletop exercise focused on responding to a climate event.

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TSP board increases call center staff, but still ‘nowhere near where we need to be’

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Federal News Network's Zero Trust Exchange now available on demand

In a three-day event June 21-23, Federal News Network took a deep dive into what agencies are really trying to achieve in zero trust, and what they've accomplished thus far.

Catch up now on any sessions you might have missed!

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

With no mention of federal pay raise in the fiscal 2023 financial services and general government bill, House appropriators push forward the White House’s 4.6% proposal.

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DoD, Air Force pair with HBCUs for new research consortium

DoD and the Air Force are currently considering 11 schools to lead the center.

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GSA considers how to interconnect systems for new buildings

Today, when system components are now IT components, the risk if greater but interconnectivity can also have preventative measures with cost benefits.

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Zero Trust Cyber Exchange: Splunk’s Bill Wright on helping IT teams, users make necessary mindset shift

There will be major tech investments, but the mindset shift required of IT and security teams — and everyday users too — might well be the toughest zero trust hurdle for agencies, says Splunk’s Bill Wright at the Zero Trust Cyber Exchange.

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The military is working on hypersonic weapons, but will it be able to defend against them?

Even as the armed forces develop hypersonic missiles, the Missile Defense Agency pursues a project to develop measures to counteract enemies’ hypersonics. But the program is having significant oversight problems and technical risks.

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When key personnel really do matter in bidding for federal contracts

Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. It’s an old question. An agency awards a services contract because of specific people the contractor promised…

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Current, former Hill staffers say centralized authority needed to modernize Congress

The House Select Committee on Modernization seeks ways to gain traction on pre-existing recommendations to make Congress more technologically savvy.

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Twelve senators reject VA's plans to reshape health care real estate under AIR Commission

A bipartisan group of dozen senators is rejecting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to close or overhaul hospitals and medical facilities that no longer meet the health care needs of veterans.

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Navy conducts first-ever exercise focused on climate change response

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Contractors start looking at what’s in the defense authorization bill for 2023

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TSP board increases call center staff, but still ‘nowhere near where we need to be’

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Energy explores new way to harvest precious metals to help U.S. reserves

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

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