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House Republicans introduce plans to revive ‘Holman rule’ in Congress

The Holman rule gives lawmakers the ability to make changes to federal employees’ salaries and reduce agency staffing.

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Jeff Neal

Civil service modernization is essential — here is one way to make it happen

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy awards contract for next generation of submarines expected to cost $110B

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Data organization is holding back the Advanced Battle Management System

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(U.S. Army photo by David Overson)Soldiers participate in equal opportunity training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 23, 2020. The 60-hour course is designed to prepare Soldiers to be equal opportunity advisers in their respective units. (U.S. Army photo by David Overson) (Photo Credit: David Overson)

Army releases five-year plan to better diversity, equality and inclusion

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DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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How average are you and what does it matter?

Even in the federal government where workers are supposed to be treated the same and be paid based on their grade level, there are differences. Take the…

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House IG tells committee to consider ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

The House inspector general told the committee negotiating larger purchases with a smaller number of vendors would allow members to leverage their buying…

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OTA gets $6M in startup funding under draft spending bill

Congress killed off the Office of Technology Assessment in the mid-90s, but members of the House Appropriations Committee have taken the first step toward bringing it back. The committee, in a draft of the fiscal…

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