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GOP bill to return feds to the office slated for House floor vote

The House is planning a floor vote for the SHOW UP Act, a Republican-led bill that would return the federal workforce to pre-pandemic office arrangements.

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Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

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Agencies, unions should work together to correct any bargaining unit eligibility errors

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Boiling the frog: How civil servants are being politicized before our eyes

Dr. Ron Sanders, the president and CEO of Publica Virtu LLC, explains why more than federal employees need to pay attention to the problems Schedule F and similar efforts could pose to national security.

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NIST framework looks to accelerate AI innovation while reducing risk

NIST is rolling out new, voluntary rules of the road for what responsible use of AI looks like for many U.S. industries.

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As the 118th Congress gets underway, it's hard for most to look past the possible debt ceiling showdown

You’ve seen this before working in or with the federal government: A split government by party lines can mean possible issues when things like the debt ceiling come up. Most times a deal is struck…

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FDA is told to tighten up its procedures for IT procurement

For the FDA, as for so many agencies, information technology is a big-ticket expenditure. The Health and Human Services inspector general examined FDA contracting officers dealing with one large deal, and found a few things to tighten up.

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Two tactics to protect data now that turning back time no longer viable

Now that turning back time is no longer a viable option, agencies need to move a data protection model that’s built around a single source of truth, recommends Rubrik’s Aaron Lewis. We talk to him during our Industry Exchange Cyber.

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What economists are saying about the FTC's new ban on noncompete agreements

New rules proposed by the Federal Trade Commission to ban workplace noncompete agreements have stirred a lot of opinions. Workers’ rights advocates say the move will help wages finally break out of their stagnant pace, however some aren’t so sure about that.

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Following IG report, Douglas Glenn no longer OPM’s CFO

Douglas Glenn is no longer serving as chief financial officer at the Office of Personnel Management, following an IG report with substantiated claims that the top financial official used sexually suggestive and racially insensitive language during his DoD tenure.

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VA embraces AI to improve radiology screening

Following on the heels of a successful pilot that brought artificial intelligence to bear on radiology diagnoses, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for new opportunities to enhance its health care with AI.

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CMS cyber chief puts focus on 'soft skills' in the cybersecurity field

The CISO at CMS is pushing cybersecurity professionals to hone their “soft skills.”

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Defense News

US military planners might be viewing China in the wrong light

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Army now has one IT system for all pay, personnel functions

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Guard members and reservists are losing out on a key benefit each year

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Pay & Benefits

Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

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Technology

As ransomware attacks evolve, agencies must find innovative ways to backup data

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Workforce

Agencies, unions should work together to correct any bargaining unit eligibility errors

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