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Federal employees have some of the worst whistleblower protections in the country, advocates say

Whistleblower protections for federal employees are some of the worst in the U.S. labor market, advocates say, and they see recent bipartisan legislation as “the promised land” after years of pushing for solutions.

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

Senate report advocates FISMA reforms after finding slow progress on agency cybersecurity

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Air Force taking measures to help airmen retain sexual assault training information

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National Cyber Director: Bureau of Cyber Statistics needed to understand threat landscape

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S fund sharply drops, Lifecycle funds see small increases in July

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This is GSA’s third “A+” grade out of the last four scorecards

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations released the latest agency grades on progress around IT modernization goals.

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7-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden's proposed federal pay raise

The House minibus includes a silent endorsement of the president’s proposed federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2022. The Senate hasn’t introduced spending bills yet for 2022.

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OPM's telework guidance is thorough and surprisingly progressive

One of the clearest distinctions that OPM addresses is the difference in telework and remote work. As OPM makes clear, they are completely different and choosing one or the other has significant implications for agencies and workers.

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OMB looks to move away from "compliance-based approach" to agency cybersecurity

The White House wants to change how it employs the law that oversees agency cybersecurity efforts, while Congress is also eyeing reform legislation.

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Creating the smart base of the future with 5G

4G LTE networks will still provide the backbone for digital communications and connectivity on smart bases; it’s 5G that will help provide the high-speed, low-latency connectivity required for emerging use cases and technologies on the intelligent edge.

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Federal employees must attest to vaccination or submit to testing, per new Biden policy

The new vaccine requirements apply to all federal employees and onsite contractors, the Biden administration said Thursday.

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IG for Afghanistan reconstruction has plenty of work to do after departure of U.S. troops

SIGAR will retain a small staff inside the country for as long as the security situation allows. And though it wouldn’t be an ideal situation, much of its work could still be done without auditors and investigators on the ground.

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Biden administration eyes mandates under new effort to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity

The administration will develop performance goals for critical infrastructure cybersecurity as part of an effort emphasizing voluntary collaboration, but current and former officials see the potential for federal mandates amid a concerning rash of cyber attacks.

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Mask requirements return for federal employees, contractors in light of new guidance

Following instructions from the Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies on Wednesday began to impose new mask requirements for federal employees, contractors and visitors inside government buildings, regardless of their vaccination status.

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Defense News

Coast Guard looking more closely at diversity, climate change challenges

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Why DoD’s fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust budgets

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Pay & Benefits

S fund sharply drops, Lifecycle funds see small increases in July

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7-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden’s proposed federal pay raise

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Technology

Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security, testifies in Washington

Senate report advocates FISMA reforms after finding slow progress on agency cybersecurity

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Workforce

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Federal contractors who don’t get vaccinated can anticipate business complications

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