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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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Possible vaccine mandate for federal employees raises host of tricky questions, attorneys say

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

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'Almost 2/3 of those actually come from rollover accidents.'

The Government Accountability Office's review of noncombat accidents was released earlier this month and the Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, Cary Russell, shared more details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Biden administration to expand Buy American requirements for many products

OMB is releasing an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking today that, among other things, raises the percentage of component parts required to be manufactured in the U.S. in a product that agencies buy.

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House panel suggests increasing military pay, putting off DoD plan to decrease medical billets

The House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee is concerned that DoD still wants to get rid of 18,000 medical positions.

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House lawmakers eye TMF funding as possible solution to NARA's records backlog

A bipartisan group of House members are urging the National Archives and Records Administration to apply for assistance through Technology Modernization Fund to help digitize military records and address a backlog of pending requests more quickly.

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Don't go it alone: Why feds need partners to fulfill cyber EO

Between the acceleration in cloud technology adoption from the pandemic, the resultant push to adopt zero trust to help secure endpoints that were suddenly outside the traditional perimeter, and major cyber incidents like the SolarWinds breach, the need for new guidance was clear.

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7 highlights from OPM's new telework guidance

The Office of Personnel Management issued extensive guidance on Friday designed to help agencies make decisions about future telework and remote work policies. Here are seven takeaways and highlights.

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VA mandates COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers

Title 38 health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs will have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated, per a new mandate from the agency.

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56 federal financial systems nearing end of life puts Treasury on fast track to get shared services right

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service acting Commissioner Matt Miller said two requests for information and meetings with industry and agencies is leading up to the Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) finalizing its financial management shared services strategy.

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USPS lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees amid workforce changes

The agency said employees who are not fully vaccinated must still wear a mask in situations where they can’t maintain a six-foot distance. However, the agency said it will not require any employee to provide proof of vaccination.

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

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123 service members killed in training vehicle accidents over 10 years, GAO review says

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Pay & Benefits

House panel suggests increasing military pay, putting off DoD plan to decrease medical billets

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Technology

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

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5G is the future of military connectedness and the Air Force is relying on providers to make it happen

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Possible vaccine mandate for federal employees raises host of tricky questions, attorneys say

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

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