Lisa Hershman

(DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks participates in a virtual Center for Strategic and International Studies Smart Women, Smart Power conversation, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2021. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

DoD mulls how to return to office, promises telework is here to stay

In a March 16 memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks wrote that there will not be a “one-size-fits-all” plan to return to work.

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502nd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Sarayuth PinthongU.S. Air Force basic military training trainees are issued

personal computers during in-processing as part of a pilot test under a

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partnership at Joint Base San

Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Dec. 11, 2019. The computers replace all hard copy

textbooks BMT trainees currently use with the intent to help BMT assess

learning outcomes, value and return on investment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

DoD overhauling training systems, creating central repository

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DoD CMO gains new cachet as ‘secretary of the fourth estate’

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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.  New Defense Department guidelines say that anyone who has been hospitalized for the coronavirus won’t be allowed to enlist in the military unless they get a special medical waiver.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

As coronavirus cases rise, DoD going forward with lifting travel restrictions when possible

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Senate Defense bill would eliminate DoD’s chief management officer

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In this April 17, 2020 photo, a mask covers the face of a U.S. Army Fort Bragg soldier as she sews PPE. Her unit has already constructed thousands of masks since

DoD rolls out new process to reduce coronavirus travel restrictions

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Mark Esper

Esper gives Pentagon new set of marching orders to cut lower-priority spending

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Office of Personnel Management

New DoD-OPM partnership opens up world of reskilling possibilities, agencies say

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Mac Thornberry

Thornberry considering punishing DoD for moving too slowly on new laws

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) wants DoD to pick up the pace on implementing laws.

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Despite sluggish rollout, DoD vows to expand new hiring system for cyber personnel

Three years after Congress gave DoD permission to set up a separate personnel system to attract cyber talent, officials say they’re on the verge of an…

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Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, there are many Democrats in Congress worried about VA’s new regulations expanding veterans’ access to private care.

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