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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2015 file photo, a U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. ter 20 years America is ending its “forever” war in Afghanistan. There’s conflicting views even among U. S. military minds as to  whether the time is right. For others there is another lingering question: Was it worth it? (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.

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Federal cyber agencies call zero trust ‘new normal’ of security, partnering to implement

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday, Sept. 17, to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Now entering: Uncharted territory with the federal vaccine mandate

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Biden will now require vaccines for all federal employees via new executive order

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A former cyber diplomat says the government needs to refresh its thinking about response to foreign attacks

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Executive orders can be hard to implement if the language is too dense for most

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What’s different — if anything — about Biden’s ‘Buy American’ agenda from past directives?

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Executive order contains 72 initiatives on boosting competition in federal contracting

For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the President and CEO of the Professional Services Council David Berteau.

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How agencies are tackling Biden’s new diversity and inclusion order

The Office of Personnel Management is developing an assessment tool for agencies, designed to help them evaluate the current state of their diversity,…

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No time to waste: Modernizing federal cybersecurity

The United States Federal government is massive and doesn’t typically make big changes with great speed, except in extreme situations. The fact that President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) with specific timelines related to modernizing cybersecurity is an indication of just how critical changing and evolving the Federal Government’s security posture has become.

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