Agriculture Department

USDA unit’s new guide aims to help stimulate employment in rural areas

Farah Ahmad, chief of staff for Rural Development at USDA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the guide and program.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt) Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

DoD taking steps to scope military hunger issue

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The great agency reopening debates continue

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Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

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In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

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What remote work successes mean for agencies and their physical footprint

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After pandemic telework, are agency relocations dead?

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

With Biden’s 2022 budget, civilian agencies are due for a hiring spree

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Warm weather and longer days make some feds think of those with food insecurity

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

For IT, cyber policy goals, dig beneath the numbers of Biden’s 2022 request

The Biden administration is asking for a 2.4% increase and a 14% increase in federal IT and cybersecurity spending, respectively, in fiscal 2022.

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Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding — again

In today’s Federal Newscast, government contractors are pressing House and Senate leaders to include more funding for federal technology and cybersecurity…

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ACT-IAC Accelerating Government Episode 2: Federal Tech Leadership Spotlight

Federal technology leaders share their thoughts, priorities and advice on successful technology adoption and leadership in a rapidly changing world.

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