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Another year, another record-high budget request for VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has experienced several consecutive years of budget boosts, and 2022 may be no different. But unlike prior years, VA is seeking more funding for veterans homelessness, research and infrastructure upgrades.

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SBA executives ‘beyond doubt’ that teleworking employees are more productive

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State Department cyber diplomacy bill seeks to fill ‘missing piece’ in interagency defense

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When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

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From 'cloud-intolerant' to cloud native, Navy networks are undergoing a transformation

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Watch DoD Cloud Exchange - on demand!

If you missed any of our exclusive, three-day special event with Defense Department industry experts, have no fear. You can catch up on all the insights with feds and vendors in the DoD Cloud Exchange Archive, like this conversation between Rob Carey, the president of Cloudera Government Solutions, and Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin about developing a good cloud strategy.

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DEA has a foundation, and it's been up to some star-studded work

You might not have realized the Drug Enforcement Administration has a foundation, but it’s been working for 20 years to help young people find healthy alternatives to drug use.

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VA vows to pause EHR rollout at future sites until strategic review is complete

VA on Wednesday acknowledged a variety of challenges with the new electronic health record, but it said the Cerner Millennium solution will ultimately be an improvement once employee and congressional concerns are resolved.

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Step increases are 'nearly automatic' for most federal employees, MSPB says

According to an analysis from the Merit Systems Protection Board, agencies deny performance-based step increases and salary bumps to one in every 1,000 employees.

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What allotment loans mean for government employees

Allotment loans provide an option for federal government employees who have bad credit to get a loan with favorable terms.

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Maryland IT secretary: ‘Cloud strategy is going to center initially on security’

When it comes to the cloud, state governments, like the one in Maryland, are combining commercial-cloud providers with their own data centers for mission delivery, backup and recovery.

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Knowing when to dig, when to draw the line in federal data investigations

Data is a blessing and a curse, but some entities are using it successfully, and changing their approach.

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Inglis, Easterly tapped for cyber leadership roles at White House, CISA

President Joe Biden plans to nominate two former members of the NSA to lead CISA and the new White House cyber director office.

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IRS too ‘outgunned’ to shrink $1T tax gap, Rettig tells Congress

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said cuts to the agency’s enforcement operations mean the tax gap between what taxpayers owe and what the agency collects is likely to reach $1 trillion annually.

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Defense News

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DoD is still unbalanced on readiness, but is it trying to do too much?

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Pay & Benefits

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

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Retirement claims backlog continues to rise, exceeding January’s 8-year record

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Technology

State Department cyber diplomacy bill seeks to fill ‘missing piece’ in interagency defense

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When it comes to open source, culture continues to eat strategy, policy for lunch

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Workforce

Fearing a post-pandemic talent exodus, agencies view telework as key retention tool

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‘What caused this?’ State Department reinvigorates task force on ‘Havana Syndrome’

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