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In today's Federal Newscast: The EPA thinks the nation's drinking-water systems need better cyber hygiene. The Senate now has a companion bill that would repeal provisions that limit some feds' Social Security benefits. And the GSA is cleaning out its acquisition closet.
In today's Federal Newscast: Reports from government employees of race, sex and age discrimination are on the decline. New legislation would create tax benefits for businesses that hire military spouses. And the Air Force liberalizes its tattoo policy.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Post Office has lost more than $2 billion this fiscal year. A new bill could bring changes to federal firefighters' retirement savings. And Homeland Security celebrates its 20th anniversary.
In today's Federal Newscast: Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks talks about a mental-health priority. The financial systems modernization at DHS comes under GAO scrutiny. And the IRS is looking for volunteers to advise the agency.
In today's Federal Newscast: There's no dance step or sidestep to help avoid the TikTok ban. The Director of CISA calls for changes in how tech companies design their products. And legacy data centers are dropping like flies and saving billions of dollars.
In today's Federal Newscast: The CIO shuffle continues at two agencies. AFGE rejects calls to cut the DoD civilian workforce. And CISA revamps its website and adds a big red button.
In today's Federal Newscast: A Massachusetts senator calls for a glitchy asylum app to be shut down at the border. The GAO reports that the VA is failing to follow protocol when hiring drug felons. And a video-game-like simulator helps train Latin American military personnel at a Texas Air Force base.
In today's Federal Newscast: A House bill is gaining steam to restore full Social Security benefits to certain feds. The focus intensifies on an estimated $65 billion in bogus unemployment insurance payments during the pandemic. And one congressman is probing a no-bid contract at DHS.
In today's Federal Newscast: The federal contracting industry provides big-time support for Ukraine. TSP's obsolete forms could pose a problem. And DoD warns against the dangers of poppy-seed bagels.
In today's Federal Newscast: Did DoD officials take risks when authorizing commercial cloud services? OPM is offering Federal HR specialists a free web-training opportunity. And the Commerce Department has a new leader for advancing equity.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Justice and Commerce Departments join forces to target cyber crime. The backlog of retirement claims at OPM ballooned last month. The State Department gets serious about cybersecurity. And there's a new portal on USAJobs.gov for prospective interns.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Postal Service is moving to crack down on 'a surge in counterfeit postage.' The Office of Management and Budget is looking to update the federal grant-making process. And the White House takes steps to defend federal agency data from the power of future quantum technology.
In today's Federal Newscast: The $50 billion IT-services contract from NIH is being buried under protests yet again. The Air National Guard is providing humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Turkey. And DoD announces the first successful test flights of F-16s flown with artificial intelligence.
In today's Federal Newscast: Powerful Virginia lawmakers, of all stripes, are making a final pitch to land the new FBI HQ in their state. Some GOP Congressmen are asking FEMA's top manager about COVID-related decisions. And OPM has selected finalists for the Presidential Management Fellows Program.