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In today's Federal Newscast: A no-show job and 31 government-paid trips to Orlando, leave an Army contracting officer to plead guilty to conspiracy and 10 counts of theft. Sens. Braun and Ernst revive a bill to withhold the salaries of feds who don't pay their taxes. And the Air Force unveils a new strategy to fill nearly 2,000 job openings for pilots.
In today's Federal Newscast: With robberies against postal workers at epidemic levels, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durban implores the Justice Department to aggressively prosecute. NASA continues to struggle attempting to keep up with diversity in federal workforce. And the VA sets its sights on finding permanent housing for 38,000 homeless veterans.
In today's Federal Newscast: A court awards some Oregon VA employees, added leave and back pay in a COVID-related case. An alleged transgression costs a major government contractor $22 million. And the Technology Modernization Fund Board hands out more millions.
In today's Federal Newscast: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt limit proposal evokes backlash from the largest federal employee union. The Department of Homeland Security announces new measures to address AI advances, as well as threats from China. And the VA warns that the debt-ceiling proposal by House Republicans would cut tens of thousands of jobs.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Postal Service’s regulator is reviewing the agency’s plans to consolidate its delivery network. The Secret Service has a new deputy director. And lawmakers are still trying to figure out what to do about the troubled rollout of the VA's new Electronic Health Record.
In today's Federal Newscast: Other than strong Marine Corps numbers, recruiting struggles continue across the military. The Inspector General at the Energy Department says she needs more funding. And federal employees may soon see better access to child care services.
In today's Federal Newscast: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin directs DoD’s CIO to immediately issue new procedures on handling classified information. A Biden cabinet secretary gets called out for violating the Hatch Act. And OPM washes it hands of COVID-19, by removing it from its operating status.
In today's Federal Newscast: The VA and NIH are launching a five-year study into the chronic condition known as Gulf War Illness. The Defense Department has named a new director for its Civilian Protection Center of Excellence. And the final piece to modernize the TIC 3.0 requirements has arrived.
In today's Federal Newscast: The President's new federal telework guidance elicits backlash from House Republicans. The Postal Service inspector general’s office and the IRS are teaming up to stop tax-refund fraud. And the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act requires agencies to provide more accommodations.
In today's Federal Newscast: The False Claims Act brings the Justice Department $3 million from software giant Adobe. The Government Publishing Office makes some high-tech moves to make passports more secure. And with a slight survey-score decrease, the National Science Foundation is still one of the "Best Places to Work."
In today's Federal Newscast: The FAA is conducting a pilot program that does not include a human pilot. The Defense Department wants to know what creates risk factors for military families. And a much-needed fix is coming to the SAM.gov platform.
In today's Federal Newscast: Lawmakers try to strengthen a law designed to stop illegal opioids from coming through the mail. OMB is close to finalizing new requirements for software security. And the FCC launches its Space Bureau.
In today's Federal Newscast: Alabama's Fort Rucker sheds its Confederate moniker with a name change. USA Jobs is back online. And snail mail just got more expensive, again.
In today's Federal Newscast: Some House Republicans are demanding eight years of Energy Department data, about employees who might have violated conflict-of-interest rules. GAO said the Defense Department still needs to work on fixing its privatized military housing. And AFGE membership continues to grow.