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Congress drives CIO authorities deeper down at USDA, Justice, State

The fiscal 2023 omnibus includes several technology-related policy provisions that agencies should pay close attention to over the next year.

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Congress sets a deadline for federal hiring reform in omnibus spending bill

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The sun shines on the dome of Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Omnibus silently endorses 4.6% pay raise for federal employees in 2023

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Role of OIRA, compliance with 508 requirements highlight lawmakers’ focus on IT modernization in 2023

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How three agencies cope with funding uncertainty under continuing resolutions

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Senate appropriators propose to repeal Hyde, add tens of billions to Defense budget

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A bipartisan Senate push to tamp down at least one threat from China

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senate Democrats support Biden’s 4.6% federal pay raise proposal

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS puts the kibosh on saying ‘pilot’ as it deals with new congressional reporting requirements

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate passes 2022 federal spending bill, sends to Biden’s desk

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FILE - Sunlight shines on the U.S. House of Representatives and Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 21, 2022. In good times or bad, U.S. presidents come to Congress with a diagnosis that hardly differs over the decades. In their State of the Union speeches, they declare “the state of our union is strong,” or words very much like it. Whatever phrase President Joe Biden uses in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, American unity and strength are being sharply tested on multiple fronts.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate passes $1.5T omnibus spending deal seeking state of the federal workforce updates

The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2022 directs agencies to brief lawmakers on a variety of federal workforce issues in the coming months.

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(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army)U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Lawrence, right, places a temporary teal ribbon tattoo on a Soldier's hand at the Koele dining facility at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014. The teal ribbon was the symbol of sexual assault survivors and awareness. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army/Released)

Senators concerned over DoD’s sexual assault overhaul timeline

It could take until 2030 for the Defense Department to implement all of the recommendations to improve sexual assault response.

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Moving more TRICARE patients to civilian care would cause ‘significant harm,’ study finds

New study, published this month in the journal Health Sciences Research, projected worse health outcomes for DoD beneficiaries even if as few as 10% of them were shifted to private-sector care.

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