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More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

A total of 190 military bases around the globe no longer have travel restrictions.

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Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay and morale for TSA workers?

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Part 2: Air Force pursues lines of effort for IT risk reduction at bases

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TSP performance up from March but still down from 2020

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Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

The Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act would grant whistleblowers access to a federal district court jury trial if the Merit Systems Protection Board does not issue a decision in 180 days, or 240 days in complex cases.

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USPS opts for reduction in force for non-union employees in agency restructuring's final phase

The agency, meanwhile, is lifting a hiring freeze from last summer and will post job offers “to facilitate placement opportunities for impacted employees.”

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Sammies 2021 finalists announced for outstanding federal service

One good thing about the last year’s seemingly endless crisis is the opportunity to render outstanding public service.

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What the pandemic-driven increase in IT complexity means for federal agencies

Of all the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the least surprising is that it increased IT complexity for federal agencies.

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2020 FEVS: What we learned about the federal workforce during COVID-19

New data from the most recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows how agencies expanded telework during the pandemic to parts of the workforce where such arrangements previously weren’t possible.

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Idaho National Lab’s digital engineering team relies on algorithms and auditable data

Chris Ritter, at the Idaho National Laboratory, said that while artificial intelligence is about getting computers to think like humans, machine learning is about having pre-programmed devices.

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GAO worried foreign adversaries are getting their hands on NIH-funded discoveries

When federal agencies make financial grants to science and technology researchers, scouring their proposals for possible conflicts of interest is a big part of the process.

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Sen. Hassan’s technical fix of MGT Act is a major step to overhaul latest IT modernization challenges

Few agencies have been able to take advantage of working capital funds for IT modernization as granted under the MGT Act.

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Defense News

More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

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Part 2: Air Force pursues lines of effort for IT risk reduction at bases

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Pay & Benefits

Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay and morale for TSA workers?

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That $15 wage proposal for federal contractors, will it help or hurt?

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Technology

Part 2: Air Force pursues lines of effort for IT risk reduction at bases

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Idaho National Lab’s digital engineering team relies on algorithms and auditable data

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Workforce

More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

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Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay and morale for TSA workers?

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Air Force determining if managed services can help consolidate data across bases, pt. 1

Air Force determining if managed services can help consolidate data across bases, pt. 1