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Tools, resources and more for FEHB enrollees during the final days of Open Season

Open Season will come to a close on Dec. 12, but typically a very small number of FEHB enrollees make changes to their health enrollments. Federal health policy analysts shared why it’s still worth taking a look.

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Why a continuing resolution is 'not enough' to resolve staff issues at SSA

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JEDI

Pentagon's new $9B cloud contract vehicle to start taking orders in next two weeks

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Pentagon Austin

Defense officials say a year-long continuing resolution would be 'The Bad Place'

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New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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Language to block future Schedule F absent from compromise version of NDAA

Though the compromise version of the 2023 NDAA removes language preventing a revival of Schedule F, the bill includes provisions to expand workers’ compensation for federal firefighters and create an online directory of political appointees.

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In the federal space, people need phishing-resistant authenticators

Ross Foard comes to his position at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency with experience. Lots of it. His long and storied federal career has landed him at CISA as an IT and information security specialist. “It’s probably,” he said, his “most rewarding” position to date.

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Federal agencies deploy Chinese drones in U.S. airspace

You might not be familiar with a company called DJI. It’s a large, Chinese drone manufacturer. The Army and Interior Department have banned DJI products, because the company — which is closely associated with the Chinese Communist Party — is a security threat.

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Creating frictionless CX

Federal News Network reporters take a look at efforts at Customs and Border Protection, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Veterans Affairs Department to share insights on how agencies are tackling the CX challenge.

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After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what's next for China trade policy

The administration, prompted by Congress, has banned sales of telecommunications gear from Chinese companies. Now the question is: Should anything come next, when it comes to Chinese products that might have national security implications?

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NDAA compromise gives NARA $60M to address veteran records backlog

Congress is planning to give the National Archives and Records Administration significant funding to dig out from a pandemic-era backlog that’s kept veterans from applying for federal benefits.

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NSF, AFGE expand telework, other flexibilities in new collective bargaining agreement

The National Science Foundation and the American Federation of Government Employees signed a four-year collective bargaining agreement that will add more telework, create a student loan repayment program, expand the “after hours” program and more.

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GSA marks 50 years of making federal buildings special with art

The General Services Administration buys many things. Since 1972, it has commissioned some 500 works of art to hang in — or otherwise adorn — federal buildings.

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Defense News

JEDI

Pentagon’s new $9B cloud contract vehicle to start taking orders in next two weeks

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Pay & Benefits

Tools, resources and more for FEHB enrollees during the final days of Open Season

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Technology

From airports to immigration to emergency relief, DHS urged to improve ‘customer experience’

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Why a continuing resolution is ‘not enough’ to resolve staff issues at SSA

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Workforce

Why a continuing resolution is ‘not enough’ to resolve staff issues at SSA

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