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OPM tightening security after fraud spike in FSAFEDS

Hundreds of feds with FSAs have seen fraudulent activity on their accounts. OPM said it’s implementing more anti-fraud controls and compensating those affected.

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Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office

CDAO will focus on unlocking data rather than having common operating picture

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OSINT

State’s OSINT strategy aims to serve diplomats’ demand for unclassified assessments

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ASPIRE targets the waste in federal workforce training

Tony Boese, the research programs manager and associate researcher in VA’s NAII, said the new workforce education platform reduces the need for retraining.

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The time for government to feel has come

The time for government to feel has come

Embracing the humanity of federal employees isn’t about balancing robotic professionalism and joyful home lives.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkReturn-to-office review: The latest from Congress, agency leaders and employees

Return-to-office review: The latest from Congress, agency leaders and employees

With the federal return-to-office conversation always in flux, Federal News Network wants to keep you up-to-date on what it all means for federal employees.

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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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VA makes gains in engagement in Best Places to Work results

VA raised its engagement and satisfaction score by 3.4 points, and maintained its fifth place spot for large agencies in the 2023 Best Places to Work rankings.

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Marine Corps, data

The Marine Corps’ plan to further breakdown data siloes

Dr. Colin Crosby, the service data officer for the Marine Corps, said the first test of the API connection tool will use “dummy” logistics data.

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Veterans Affairs

VBA steps up veteran outreach to complete 300,000 pending PACT Act benefits claims

The VA recently approved its millionth disability claim under a historic expansion of benefits. But it’s stepping up efforts to get more claims in.

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New to the civil service? Check out the Federal News Network New Hire Guide

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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armed services, recruitment, military, Army

This marketing agency is helping the armed services with recruitment

The big military story for the United States concerns the ongoing recruitment crisis. Not enough young people are joining up.

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Cybersecurity

Congress shows concern for healthcare cyber attacks

With cyber attacks on the rise against healthcare organizations, Congress is starting to notice. Serious attacks have tripled since 2018.

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Congress takes a breather with many plates spinning in the air

Congress is on recess this week, as the summer season gets underway. Yet on the House side, appropriations work is well on the way.

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Agencies renew efforts to ‘clean up’ internet routing

Harry Coker highlighted federal efforts to better secure basic internet technology, as well as critical infrastructure, during addresses this week.

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Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office

CDAO will focus on unlocking data rather than having common operating picture

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This marketing agency is helping the armed services with recruitment

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure at Walter Reed

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Pay & Benefits

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TSA, AFGE see milestone contract as ‘pivot point’ for frontline workforce

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Amid rising threats to critical infrastructure, CISA developing ‘physical security’ goals

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