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VA puts AI use cases into ‘operational phase’ to meet its health care mission

VA has identified over 100 AI use cases so far. VA Chief Technology Officer Charles Worthington told members of the House VA Committee last week that 40 of them are in an “operational phase,” and being put to use in the field.

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VHA tells leaders to rescind job offers only as a ‘last resort’ to manage size of health care workforce

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The 85 percent: OPM’s DeGraff aims to realign FEBs with new initiative

OPM's Kelly DeGraff shares an inside view of what's happening with Federal Executive Boards across the country, and what's in store for them in future.

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Derace LauderdaleThe 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

The 85 percent: FEBs burst the D.C. bubble

Federal Executive Boards, which have been in operation since 1961, each represent roughly 140 different agencies and components. In 28 different locations across the country, boards of senior leaders in government collaborate to discuss goals…

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For FEBs, getting some distance from DC is a good thing

Across the country, leaders of Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) say there are certain comforts of being a bit removed from the beltway.

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AT&T's network is having problems: What you should know while navigating a phone service outage

Customers of AT&T, the country’s largest wireless provider, are reporting widespread outages. AT&T urged customers to connect to Wi-Fi to use their phones.

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CISA’s new plan to better align cybersecurity operations

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is introducing a new strategic approach for 2024 called the Federal Enterprise Operations Cyber Alignment Plan.

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NTIA seeks feedback on risks, rewards of ‘open-weight’ AI models

The NTIA launched a request for comment Wednesday, looking for more feedback on the benefits and risks of “open-weight” AI systems.

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Industry Exchange Cyber: A facial factor to secure authentication?

Rather than a six-digit token, iProov’s biometric technology generates colors that, when bounced from a screen off a user’s face and into a camera, can discern between a living person and photograph image. We get the details from iProov’s Ajay Amlani.

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VA does not have a good handle on its contractor employees

By law and regulation, the Veterans Affairs department is supposed to check out the employees used by its contractors. A recent look-see by VA’s Office of Inspector General found pretty serious non-compliance.

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Contractors have new grounds to protest their way into a multiple-award contract

Multiple-award contracts don’t mean everyone who bids get a slot. A new federal circuit court ruling shows that losing companies can protest those who did get an award and maybe knock them off.

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VA researcher devoted his career to technology for assisting the disabled

This man has spent a career improving the lives of veterans and others with physical disabilities. He has overseen development of vastly improved wheelchairs and prosthetic devices. Now he is an inductee to the Inventors Hall of Fame.

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DoD ready to start implementing multibillion dollar moving contract after solving latest tech hurdle

The $17.9 billion moving contract’s latest delays had been caused by IT integration challenges, but those problems have apparently been solved.

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DoD ready to start implementing multibillion dollar moving contract after solving latest tech hurdle

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Pay & Benefits

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Are federal employees headed for another big raise next year?

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AFGE government funding rally

AFGE rallies for 7.4% federal employee pay raise, spending deal to avoid government shutdown  

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Spokane VA Medical Center

Special salary rate gives VHA ‘more robust,’ longer-term tools to hire and keep HR staff

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Technology

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Revolutionizing compliance data classification – The power of AI co-pilots in navigating the global regulatory maze

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VHA tells leaders to rescind job offers only as a ‘last resort’ to manage size of health care workforce

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