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What to expect from the new IT/cyber/innovation House subcommittee

Federal experts praised Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) for past legislative bipartisan efforts around quantum computing and federal cyber workforce.

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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

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Editor's Pick

The House Oversight Committee has shifted to ‘accountability.’ What does that mean for feds?

A partisan divide between the White House and Congress could have big repercussions for the career federal workforce. Here’s what agency leaders can do to prepare.

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State Dept. reaches settlement in 16-year disability discrimination lawsuit

The State Department, settling a lawsuit spanning nearly two decades, is easing some restrictions that plaintiffs said unfairly denied people with disabilities entry into the Foreign Service.

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Now is the time to weigh in on the future of federal HR services

The Office of Personnel Management HR Quality Service Management Office is asking for vendors and agency to give feedback on the HR Federal Integrated Business Framework.

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State of the Union

The work of the former House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will continue

The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress went out of business with the conclusion of the 117th Congress. But the committee’s long list of recommendations will continue under a new subcommittee.

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Cyber hygiene critical in verifying suppliers’ cybersecurity posture

After an analysis of 1,000 organizations cyber practices, RiskRecon Founder and CEO Kelly White calls the findings clear: Cyber hygiene can well predict which suppliers are riskiest. Learn more from his chat with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.

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This deputy cost chief knows a fair price when she sees one

In order to know whether they get a fair price for something, the armed forces need to know the cost of making it. That’s where the cost estimating and discovery part of acquisition comes in.

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Category management — never quite trusted on the civilian side — comes to Defense acquisition

The Defense Department is telling its acquisition people to use what’s known as category management to expand the use of small business. But for years, small business has argued that category management actually limits the number of vendors who can sell to government.

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After pushback, NSF implements 4.6% average pay raise for all excepted service employees

National Science Foundation officials announced that all agency employees will receive a 4.6% pay raise for 2023, striking initial plans to implement a 1% raise for senior-level excepted service feds.

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An old lesson worth relearning: The best acquisitions start with the best requirements

For the military, nothing much happens without good requirements. Vic Steinman is the air warfare requirements coordinator for the Navy. His work earned him a Defense Acquisition Workforce Award.

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Defense News

As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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Pay & Benefits

After pushback, NSF implements 4.6% average pay raise for all excepted service employees

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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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