FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The civilian official overseeing the Pentagon's campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East has resigned in the latest jolt to Pentagon leadership in the waning weeks of the Trump administration.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon wants white hat hackers to try and penetrate all of its websites

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has expanded its program of using external hackers to probe systems for cybersecurity vulnerability.

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DoD expects full force vaccination by summer, more than 30% of troops refusing shot

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New legislation means new benefits for National Guard members

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Army hits end strength goals despite COVID, but next year may be tough

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A surfer makes his way out into the water as a subtropical approaches on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. The storm gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

Though federal disaster preparedness and response agencies tend to hold up experiential training as the gold standard, the coronavirus pandemic is prompting…

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Already stressed National Guard preparing for more active than normal hurricane season

Weather experts are expecting a hurricane season with 30% more storms than usual.

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FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle. The U.S. government will issue its latest snapshot Thursday, June 18, of the layoffs that have left millions unemployed but have slowed as businesses have increasingly reopened and rehired some of their laid-off workers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Pandemic could give chance to modernize federal workforce

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association is urging the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to take action this year on hiring reforms and other recommendations to modernize the federal workforce.

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