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For USDA, advancing DEIA means making long-term, internal changes

After considering feedback from employees, stakeholders and others, USDA released its final strategic plan to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and…

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Darren Ash to join Interior as its new CIO

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116 agencies intend to extend Networx telecommunication contracts

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How three agencies cope with funding uncertainty under continuing resolutions

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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, postal workers load their mail delivery vehicles at the Panorama city post office in Los Angeles. The Nov. 3 election will test California's commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state will offer fewer in-person polling places hoping it will convince more people to cast ballots from the safety of their mailboxes during a pandemic. If it doesn't work, the state could see long lines and frustrated voters on Election Day compounded by coronavirus protocols that will make voting in person slower in a year expected to draw a big turnout. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Postal workers reminded they cannot profit from speeches, articles or books about official duties

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Agriculture Department plants the equity seed

Also in today’s Federal Newscast, NIST is updating cybersecurity standards, and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife employee gets caught lying about PPP loans.

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(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Lisa Cox)Practice makes perfect: firefighter Nick Vallardo trains with an engine crew as they prepare for the coming wildfire season. (Lisa Cox, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

CDO Council pilot fights wildfires using interagency data to target fuel sources

Fighting increasingly dangerous wildfires falls on federal, state and local government agencies — each with their own fire mitigation projects and data.

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FEMA’s enterprise cloud services potentially could lower costs by 30%-to-40%

Jim Rodd, FEMA’s cloud portfolio manager, said his office developed a chargeback model for cloud service that received strong feedback from external experts.

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