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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

The Office of Personnel Management will propose expanding coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) to include federal employees on temporary, seasonal and intermittent schedules.

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‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

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

Former VA deputy CIO Ed Meagher says there are two overarching reasons why the Electronic Health Record Modernization effort will struggle to succeed.

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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives misclassified more than 90 administrative positions as law enforcement jobs — and provided special premium pay typically reserved for criminal investigators and other officers to some employees.

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

Chief data officers are relatively new additions to most agencies, but the Biden administration sees them as an essential part of some of its top priorities.

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How the VA’s cloud risks paid off in hard-fought wins

Like with other agencies, the pandemic was a boon for advancing modernization, but as the second-largest tech enterprise in the government, the VA’s evolution is particularly striking.

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Use the cloud for frictionless identity and access management

Getting ID and access management right is important for several reasons. Sean Frazier, the federal chief security officer at Okta points out that the ID and access management “plane” in systems is an attractive place for attackers to gain access to networks and data.

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

A recent executive order forces all of government to consider how the federal work environment — from the digital tools agencies use to the physical workspace — can best meet everyone’s needs, including employees with disabilities.

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NIST seeks feedback on potential 'moonshot' of supply chain security project

The agency says it doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel in developing an approach to securing the broad information and communications technology ecosystem.

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

Katie Arrington had been DoD’s chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment since 2020 and led the development of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.

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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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The Navy seeks the next generation of energetics for more potent weapons

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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

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Temporary, seasonal employees would become eligible for FEDVIP under new OPM policy

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‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

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