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DC area feds on two-hour delay Thursday

With an overnight winter storm potentially causing a messy rush hour in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the Office of Personnel Management is telling employees going into the office that they can report two hours late.

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

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What exactly is today's status of the vaccine mandate in the federal space?

You might be forgiven if you find the mask mandate confusing. It’s been challenged in a dozen courts across the country. Last Friday the Supreme Court heard arguments on the yes-or-no debate. D.C. federal employment attorney John Mahoney joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.

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With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments

Agencies made speed a priority when issuing the first rounds of COVID-19 recovering spending in 2020 — a decision that came with a few tradeoffs.

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The end of an era: BlackBerry’s impact on feds, industry endures

Federal News Network asked former federal executives for their memories and thoughts about the impact of the BlackBerry device on the federal sector.

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Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

The Biden administration has announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects aimed at easing the supply chain problem

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CISA adapts to address cybersecurity threats

As ransomware attacks continue to plague IT teams across all sectors, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working to counter them through a variety of means. With Log4J giving the cyber and IT community a scare with how easy it was to exploit, it became clear that a paradigm shift was necessary.

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Aspiring Defense contractors new to the market describe difficulty getting attention

Would-be companies new to the Defense market say they have trouble getting an audience, much less a contract.

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Energy Dept. overspending and canceling projects in its carbon capture program, GAO says

The Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky.

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VA pushes back second EHR deployment, citing delays in training from COVID-19

The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing back the second rollout of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system because of a shortage of employees available for training amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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USPS reaches deal with APWU on pilot to package free at-home COVID-19 tests

The Postal Service is gearing up to deliver a billion at-home COVID-19 tests to households in the coming weeks on behalf of the Biden administration.

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OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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SSA reaches deal to resume some in-person disability claims hearings starting in May

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