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Range of penalties possible for employees who don't comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

The entire workforce has never been subject to a federal vaccine mandate before, and the new policies are prompting questions about how agencies will enforce the policy and grant reasonable accommodations to those who have a religious or medical objection.

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Tameiki Lee

Biden administration gives federal contractors until Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine mandate

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Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date

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DoD's drug supply chain is shaky, DoD IG report adds to growing evidence of that

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Olson’s customer-first approach helped Treasury get out from under technical debt

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For DoD, new flexibility for IT spending is a test of trust with Congress

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Federal News Network's Cloud Exchange

Federal News Network led a discussion among civilian agency technology executives to break down the current and future impact of cloud services on their mission areas.

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Senators introduce bill to incentivize agencies to lease space they don’t need

The Saving Money and Accelerating Repairs Through (SMART) Leasing Act would allow agencies to sublease underutilized real estate to “any person or entity at fair market value,” including another federal, state, or local government agency.

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Biden cybersecurity leaders back incident reporting legislation as 'absolutely critical'

Senior officials supported fines for companies that don’t comply with proposed cyber reporting regulations.

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MSPB nominees describe strategies for dealing with the board's daunting backlog

Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed the president’s nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board are experienced, and they expressed a desire to restore a long-awaited quorum to the board. But Republicans also zeroed in on past social media posts from one of the nominees.

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Cloud Exchange: Mission-focused cloud across national security and law enforcement

This discussion with Tom Moore, the chief cloud architect and engineer for the federal civilian division at GDIT, is part of Federal News Network’s Cloud Exchange.

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Air Force meeting recruitment goals, changing mindset around work and training

The Air Force will hit its goal of recruiting 42,000 people in 2021.

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House advances nine-week continuing resolution, but it faces uphill Senate battle

The House passed a nine-week continuing resolution Tuesday night, which would sustain agency operations through Dec. 3. But the CR also temporarily suspends the debt limit through December 2022, a measure Republicans have said they’re unwilling to support.

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Pentagon looks to cement career paths for software acquisition experts

For the past year, the Defense Department has been piloting “career planning for digital acquisition.”

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HUD rolls out AI risk management platform to fight fraud in grant spending

When fully implemented, the new risk management platform Argus will reduce the time spent manually monitoring HUD’s program grantees by over 75%.

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DoD’s drug supply chain is shaky, DoD IG report adds to growing evidence of that

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Air Force meeting recruitment goals, changing mindset around work and training

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AFGE files new unfair labor practice charge against VA over collective bargaining

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Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date

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One economist says the IRS really does need more enforcement horsepower

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Two agencies launch a joint challenge involving data, climate decision applications

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Olson’s customer-first approach helped Treasury get out from under technical debt

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Range of penalties possible for employees who don’t comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

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Tameiki Lee

Biden administration gives federal contractors until Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine mandate

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One economist says the IRS really does need more enforcement horsepower

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Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president’s vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end

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