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Pandemic causing long-term recruiting effects for Air Force

The service is on target for the first quarter of 2022, but the second half of the year will be an uphill battle.

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Prior punishments for refusing vaccine among federal workforce won't be reversed, task force says

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DISA makes $7M award to start proving out DoD zero trust strategy

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Cyber workforce ranks among least diverse segments of federal government

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VA launches automation pilot to process veteran disability claims faster

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing its backlog of disability claims faster than ever before, but is looking to accelerate this pace through an automation pilot it launched last month.

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TSP completes 15-month financial systems modernization, replacing legacy IT

The launch of those systems completes the 15-month Financial Systems Modernization project for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

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Digital identity makes some headway at agencies

Several agencies have embarked on digital identity verification projects in recent years, with some looking to now leverage each other’s work.

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FLRA votes to block immigration judges union from collective bargaining

For an update, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges Mimi Tsankov.

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Modernization takes a lifecycle approach, and contractors who can support it

As the U.S. armed services modernize, they’re finding modernizing requires an integrated approach to the hardware platform engineering, logistics, maintenance support and workforce training.

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FEMA suffering staffing shortages as natural disasters intensify

The number of natural disasters requiring a federal response seem to be on the rise. Yet the first- response agency FEMA suffers from staffing shortages. That’s one finding of a review by the Government Accountability Office. No agency can ensure mission success without the right people. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin got more from GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice issues Chris Currie.

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3 takeaways from FITARA 13

The 13th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard hearing offered some ideas for future ways to measure agency IT modernization progress.

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IRS takes steps to avoid tax return processing delays as filing season starts

The IRS, looking to avoid unnecessary processing delays at the start of this year’s filing season, is sending letters to taxpayers who received an Economic Impact Payment or child tax credit payment in 2021.

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Navy appeals court decision barring punishment for SEALs who refused vaccine

Government attorneys appealed a Texas judge’s finding that the Navy’s strict religious accommodation process violates the religious freedoms of 35 sailors who refused the vaccine.

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DISA makes $7M award to start proving out DoD zero trust strategy

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TSP completes 15-month financial systems modernization, replacing legacy IT

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DISA makes $7M award to start proving out DoD zero trust strategy

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Cyber workforce ranks among least diverse segments of federal government

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FLRA votes to block immigration judges union from collective bargaining

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