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House Democrats urge OMB to step up demographic data collection efforts

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) urged the Biden administration to create the “institutional infrastructure” needed to support an executive order on improving equity within government services and step up data collection programs.

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ATF under congressional fire for misclassifying jobs, improperly paying out law enforcement benefits

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CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

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For federal accessibility managers, adding 'A' to new DEIA initiative is a welcome change

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DoD’s Arrington tells court her suspension is 'baseless,' wants her name cleared

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Association of the U.S. Army Conference

Federal News Network attended the Association of the U.S. Army Conference this week. Check out all our coverage here.

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Army's new digital strategy looks well beyond nuts and bolts of IT modernization

Forthcoming strategy looks beyond IT modernization, takes multiyear approach to also reform IT policies and personnel practices.

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AbilityOne program looks to end subminimum wage for federal contract workers with disabilities

The AbilityOne Commission, an independent federal agency, issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would bar federal contractors and subcontractors from paying a “subminimum wage” to workers who are blind, or have a physical or mental disability.

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18th Airborne is making its troops study up on AI and coding

The 18th Airborne is using an effort called Project Ridgway to train and educate soldiers on data and cloud platforms. The hope is that an AI-enabled workforce will be versed enough to use new technologies faster.

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Cloud Exchange: How federal agencies can modernize and automate identity in the cloud

This discussion with Bryan Rosensteel, a federal solutions architect with Ping Identity, is part of Federal News Network’s Cloud Exchange.

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What’s in a name? For the Department of the Navy, it signifies resolve

Aaron Weis, the Department of Navy’s chief information officer, detailed several programs to move away from old technology and bring the service into a modern infrastructure.

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DLA’s cloud migration: ‘Providing great certainty, in a time of uncertainty'

It is not a surprise that the pandemic sent much of the operations of the Defense Logistics Agency into the virtual realm, just like the majority of private businesses and public agencies that had the capability and type of work to do so.  

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Fast & Furious:The Biden administration’s cybersecurity series

The Office of Management and Budget issued a new memo requiring agencies to assess their current status and plan for the future around end-point detection and response tools.

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USPS employee satisfaction falls behind competitors, IG analysis finds

As the Postal Service tries to reduce turnover for its non-career workforce, its inspector general finds employee satisfaction is slipping, compared to similar positions in federal agencies and the private sector.

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Defense News

How the Army plans to deal with ‘tonnes’ of stuff brought back from Afghanistan

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An update on the Army’s push to better support service member families

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Pay & Benefits

ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

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AbilityOne program looks to end subminimum wage for federal contract workers with disabilities

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Technology

CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

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Why VA’s $16B (and counting) Electronic Health Record Modernization is doomed

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Workforce

How the Army plans to deal with ‘tonnes’ of stuff brought back from Afghanistan

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ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

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