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

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OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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Congress is back today, and the federal budget is back on the agenda

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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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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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How agencies are actually using data and data science to evaluate programs

Program evaluation dates almost as far back as government programs. But the art and science of program evaluation is always changing.

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Former acting DHS IG pleads guilty to charges on stealing federal software, databases

Charles Edwards pleaded guilty to charges after prosecutors alleged he stole government software and databases so he could sell the software back to agencies at a profit.

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Achieving ‘the most trusted capability’ for cloud service providers: DoD Impact Level 5

Any cloud service provider that wants to do business with the federal government needs to get FedRAMP certified first. But companies that want to do business with the Defense Department have to go a step further.

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Joint Chiefs chairman and Marine Corps chief have COVID-19

The Joint Chiefs of Staff says Chairman Gen. Mark Milley has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very minor symptoms

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We'll meet the newest career official on the nuclear non-proliferation beat

As national security threats seem to multiply constantly, nuclear non-proliferation remains an abiding priority. Now there’s a new guy at the helm of the National Security Sciences Directorate.

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Mark Borkowski

For CBP, supply chain risk is much more than just cybersecurity

Mark Borkowski, the assistant commissioner in the Office of Acquisition and the chief acquisition officer at CBP in the Homeland Security Department said he is developing a new policy to improve how the agency manages supply chain risks.

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Lawmaker sets sights on 'CISA 2025' legislative proposal

Rep. John Katko (R-Ny.) wants to make CISA a $5 billion-a-year agency. He plans to spend the next year studying how to get it there.

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Defense News

DOJ reaches settlement with Hunt Companies over military housing issues

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Air Force flyers might be young, but they’ve eventually got to heed the call of nature

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Navy

Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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OPM-GSA merger

Democratic lawmakers propose 5.1% average pay raise for federal employees

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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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