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DoD ends cloud contracting saga with four awards

Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Oracle won spots on DoD’s Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) vehicle.

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NDAA compromise gives NARA $60M to address veteran records backlog

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NSF, AFGE expand telework, other flexibilities in new collective bargaining agreement

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EEOC adds safety inspections, flexible work hours in FLRA complaint settlement

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NASA

New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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Congress set to rescind COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military would be rescinded under the annual defense bill heading for a vote this week in Congress. If the measure passes, it will end a policy that helped ensure the vast majority of troops were vaccinated but also raised concerns that it harmed recruitment and retention.

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White House looks to accelerate AI in government through its ‘Bill of Rights’

The Biden administration is calling on agencies to move on from just talking about artificial intelligence and actually use these tools for their day-to-day work.

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A new rule for those involved in federal acquisition

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has been banging this particular drum for years now. Not only are agencies allowed to engage in discussions with industry before they craft procurements, doing so is usually a good thing. Now that principle is enshrined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation via a new rule issued just last week.

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The Right Approach to Zero Trust for IoT Devices

Recent and developing shifts in enterprise working models are having a far-reaching effect on the traditionally managed network perimeter for security. Find out more in this ebook

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We've got your most important list for the big holiday month

It may seem like the Fourth of July weekend was just a couple of months ago, but now 2023 is only three weeks away. It’s the season of lists! Make ’em once and check ’em twice! While you’re making lists, be sure you’ve got a year-end financial checklist.

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Inside the FCC decision to ban sales of Chinese-made telecom gear

A normally divided Federal Communications Commission recently voted unanimously to ban sales of Chinese-made telecommunications equipment in the United States. Specifically, gear made by the Huawai and ZTE.

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What's the economic benefit of NASA programs?

NASA has released it’s second ever Economic Impact Report. To learn more about what it contained this time around I spoke with Margaret Vo Schaus, NASA’s chief financial officer.

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SpaceX footprint getting larger in aerospace contracting world

I spoke to Caleb Harshberger who has been covering SpaceX’s footprint on the space industry for Bloomberg Government.

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Pay & Benefits

Social Security’s ‘Evil Twins’ are on House calendar for first time, for a possible first-ever vote

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Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

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Workforce

EEOC adds safety inspections, flexible work hours in FLRA complaint settlement

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Expanded telework just one of many changes in NSF’s new union contract

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New leadership at the Senior Executives Association

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