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JEDI, Pentagon, cloud computing

DoD sets deadline for other providers to get in on new cloud project

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is giving other cloud service providers a chance to participate in new contract after it cancelled the JEDI Cloud…

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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(Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee on her nomination to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), during a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)

IT modernization is a priority for Biden’s OMB pick, but she acknowledges funding challenges

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs an executive order on immigration, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

28 EOs in 2 weeks? Career executives are used to the transition policy sprint

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

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Federal employees disheartened by Capitol riots but unsure how to rectify damage

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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, Connecticut State Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona speaks with Berlin High School students while on a tour of the school. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary.  (Devin Leith-Yessian/Berlin Citizen/Record-Journal via AP)

Biden: Cardona right pick to lead education through pandemic

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden wants to “restore the soul of America.” First, he'll need to fix a broken and divided Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senators want answers regarding SolarWinds cyber attack

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of six Senators want the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to submit a report…

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Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, on the introduction of the Freedom of Religion Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Va. congressman worried about payroll tax deferral, Schedule F’s impact on feds post-Trump

The president’s recent Schedule F executive order allows agencies to reclassify career federal employees in certain policymaking positions into a new schedule…

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Mapping out a transparent approach for the Biden administration

Every new administration promises transparency and accountability. Typically they say it shortly after entering the Oval Office after the inauguration parade.

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