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AP Photo/Charles DharapakFILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

No more two-year probationary period for new Pentagon employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, the two-year probationary is on its way out for civilian employees at the Defense Department.

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(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Chris Magnus to be the next U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Senator wants to know what agencies are doing to protect employee cell phones

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

White House and Congress both seem to agree lower ranking troops need more money, but how much?

In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House says it supports the idea of a “basic needs allowance” for low-income military members, but wants more…

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Chief Data Officers Council gets suggestions on where it should go next

In today’s Federal Newscast, the CDO Council received nearly 60 sets of comments in response to a request for information it issued a month ago.

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Pentagon inches closer to clean financial audit

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense is still years away from being able to pass a financial audit. But this year’s results show some glimmers of progress.

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