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For OPM’s Ahuja, ‘strong human capital leadership’ crucial to federal workforce reform

Resilience, innovation and employee engagement are priorities for OPM Director Kiran Ahuja to position the federal workforce as a model employer.

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Navy's data-driven approach to sustainment finds huge room for improvement in ship maintenance

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USCIS sets ambitious hiring, processing goals to shrink massive immigration case backlog

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Register for Federal News Network's Zero Trust Exchange!

In a three-day event June 21-23, Federal News Network took a deep dive into what agencies are really trying to achieve in zero trust, and what they've accomplished thus far.

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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020 file photo Firefighters battling the Bond Fire haul a hose while working to save a home in the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. California's U.S. senators and several representatives asked the heads of the departments of Agriculture and Interior to transition their agencies to a year-round wildland workforce because conflagrations are no longer limited to traditional fire seasons. The move would require reclassifying more seasonal federal firefighter positions as permanent. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Under infrastructure law, federal firefighters to see increase in pay

Agencies hope to resolve growing recruitment and retention challenges for federal firefighters with a pay raise and new guidance for career paths.

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Some things to think about during Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. And according to our next guest managing the risk factors stemming from military-connected PTSD, it isn’t just a job for the defense department or the V.A. Sometimes, it takes a village

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How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

At least some members of Congress are pushing for telework to become a big and permanent feature of federal employment. The latest gambit is a bill that requires agencies to gather statistics about telework and prevent them from restricting it. It’s called the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act.

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Customer data platforms can help agencies meet new EO goals, build trust in government

Customer service is top of agencies’ minds right now, with the recent executive order from President Joe Biden focusing on improving experience and equity of public-facing services through modernized programs and technologies that provide a simple, seamless customer experience.

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VA pushes EHR rollout back to 2023 for several sites to address issues

The Department of Veterans Affairs will postpone the rollout of its new Electronic Health Record at four sites until next year, following several reports raising significant concerns about the system’s reliability.

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USDA has been trying to consolidate 17 networks for a decade, now it has the money to do it

The Technology Modernization Fund Board made three awards to USDA, DHS and FTC for a total of $94.8 million for network and cyber efforts.

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How one federal executive swung into action when a civil war broke out in Africa

When a civil war broke out in Ethiopia back in 2020, my next guest worked overtime to ensure humanitarian aid got to those who are desperate for it, and to try and mitigate some of the human rights abuses. Now, he’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He’s the director of the office of East African affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Meet the new CEO of AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is the government’s premier agency for engaging volunteers of all ages to help with the nation’s pressing problems. At the end of last year, it got an energetic new CEO when the Senate confirmed Michael Smith

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Defense News

Navy’s data-driven approach to sustainment finds huge room for improvement in ship maintenance

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DLA preparing for data analytics to become ‘weapon system of the future’

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Pay & Benefits

Under infrastructure law, federal firefighters to see increase in pay

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Technology

Agencies are on the clock for zero trust; a tailored SSE strategy can help

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Agencies need customer experience ‘quarterback’ and scorecard to track progress, experts say

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USCIS sets ambitious hiring, processing goals to shrink massive immigration case backlog

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Workforce

How Congress is forcing agencies to confront telework, and those public service student loans

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