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Feds who work during government shutdowns aren’t entitled to damages, appeals court rules

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the government isn’t liable for damages when it fails to pay employees on time during government shutdowns.

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Kathleen Hicks

DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ prevention workforce

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As DOJ, GSA publicly report on Section 508 progress, US Access Board driving change

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How OPM is trying to help agencies close skills gaps in the federal workforce

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State Department gives thanks to Foreign Service families volunteering abroad

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New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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What services might Veterans Affairs be hiding behind its website?

The Veterans Health Administration is hiding the fact that veterans, under Mission Act programs, can go to private sector health care providers, if they choose.

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Coast Guard exploring satellites, other new tech to improve fleet connectivity

The Coast Guard is prioritizing data readiness as it begins updating its network infrastructure. One big challenge it faces is how to provide connectivity to its fleet in remote operating areas.

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DHS, VA, GSA, OMB hire new federal technology executives

Federal technology executives around government were moving into new jobs, retiring or heading to the private sector over the last few months.

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Striving to make acquisition decisions with confidence and clarity

Exclusive new survey shares perspective on the IT tools in use by employees on the frontlines in government procurement and contracting organizations — and the challenges in moving to modern systems and workflows.

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The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

Can robots teach themselves new tricks? In theory they can, according to researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. In a new white paper, they lay out how robots, like people, can learn by using a curriculum and a learning agenda.

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OPM

OPM to suspend applications for Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

OPM will try to “establish sustainable premium rates” during upcoming two-year suspension on new applications to the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program.

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IT modernization

VA embarks on year-end push to implement workforce elements of PACT Act

The Department of Veterans Affairs is embarking on a year-end push to implement all the workforce provisions of the recently passed PACT Act as the agency prepares for a historic expansion of VA benefits and care.

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Spy agencies seek better raw data on diversity challenges

The chief of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for the intelligence community is focused on hard data and changing culture.

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The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

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Kathleen Hicks

DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ workforce tackling wellness issues

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Pay & Benefits

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM’s Edward DeHarde on why comparing FEHB plans is critical this year

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Technology

As DOJ, GSA publicly report on Section 508 progress, US Access Board driving change

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The Navy wants to teach robots to teach themselves in a learning-by-doing experiment

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Workforce

As DOJ, GSA publicly report on Section 508 progress, US Access Board driving change

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Feds who work during government shutdowns aren’t entitled to damages, appeals court rules

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Agencies have resources available to help close skills gaps, OPM says

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