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MSPB nominees describe strategies for dealing with the board's daunting backlog

Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed the president’s nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board are experienced, and they expressed a desire to restore a long-awaited quorum to the board. But Republicans also zeroed in on past social media posts from one of the nominees.

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Pentagon looks to cement career paths for software acquisition experts

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Federal News Network's Cloud Exchange

Federal News Network led a discussion among civilian agency technology executives to break down the current and future impact of cloud services on their mission areas.

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Military spouses should see more flexible job opportunities under new OPM hiring policy

For the next 22 months, agencies can noncompetitively hire military spouses to a federal position regardless of their location, according to a long-awaited policy the Office of Personnel Management finalized early this week.

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DoD planning to create big data platform to better understand supply chain risks

The Defense Department releases a request for information to industry seeking feedback on how to create a tool that collects, shares and analyzes supply chain risk data.

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National Secure Data Service takes shape as advisory committee drafts report to OMB

The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building, in a meeting Friday, outlined its recommendations to create a National Secure Data Service, which would give vetted researchers access to sensitive government data for statistical purposes.

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The next chapter in cybersecurity: Advanced threat hunting

The key to discovering and dealing with emerging forms of cybersecurity threats, according to Ronald Nielson, the executive vice president of LookingGlass, is an updated form of threat hunting. He emphasized, it’s important to understand you can deal with such attacks before data is lost or held for ransom.

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

The Pentagon is evaluating the possibility of changing the definition of “domestic sources” under the Cold War-era law to include the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Cloud Exchange: USPTO expands bandwidth through NOAA ‘N-Wave’ network

This discussion with Jamie Holcombe, the chief information officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is part of Federal News Network’s Cloud Exchange.

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Under recent executive order, federal employees must now show proof of vaccination

The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal employees applies to those who are teleworking, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force said Thursday. The task force’s latest guidance also appears to allow agencies to require vaccines for contractors earlier than a recent executive order described.

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Air Force planning restructure for future competition and savings

The service wants to downsize the number of aircraft it uses and focus on modernizing current systems and developing next generation weapons to make its top priority near-peer competition.

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Pentagon looks to cement career paths for software acquisition experts

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AFGE brings VA back to court over collective bargaining grievance

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Pentagon looks to cement career paths for software acquisition experts

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After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

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