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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

DoD civilians in Japan say they’ve lost any meaningful access to on-base healthcare over the last several months, and can’t get it from Japanese providers. Defense officials say they’re examining the problem, but have to prioritize active duty members for limited medical appointments.

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As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

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After pushback, NSF implements 4.6% average pay raise for all excepted service employees

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The House Oversight Committee has shifted to ‘accountability.’ What does that mean for feds?

A partisan divide between the White House and Congress could have big repercussions for the career federal workforce. Here’s what agency leaders can do to prepare.

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An old lesson worth relearning: The best acquisitions start with the best requirements

For the military, nothing much happens without good requirements. Vic Steinman is the air warfare requirements coordinator for the Navy. His work earned him a Defense Acquisition Workforce Award.

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This bipartisan bill would give the GSA new cybersecurity responsibility

A bill before the House would create a new cadre of people to help the government in case of a serious cyber attack. The National Digital Reserve Corps would be managed by the General Services Administration.

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State of the Union What to Watch

Congress will get some fresh bait to fight over this week

Congress will be particularly partisan this week. It’s the week of the State of the Union Address, with a governor and former Trump administration press spokeswoman giving the response to President Biden.

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Why agencies are losing the cyber battle

Agencies often point to the cyber controls they have in place to indicate a strong defense posture. But having those controls in place doesn’t necessarily mean they’re configured properly, and providing the immediacy of detection and response necessary to properly defend the network.

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TSP starts out 2023 in the black

Every Thrift Savings Plan fund scored positive returns in January, starting out 2023 on a good note for federal investors. The biggest winner was the small cap stock index S Fund, with a return of 10.82%

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IT user experience gets low grades in Defense Business Board study

Login problems and re-ticketing show up among issues with IT user experience at DoD according to a survey from the Defense Business Board.

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Federal watchdogs still uncovering full scope of fraud in $5T COVID spending

Agency inspectors general have already flagged tens of billions of dollars in suspected fraud, and efforts are underway to recover some improper payments.

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The latest from a foundation dedicated to military medicine

A foundation dedicated to the furthering military medicine is about to celebrate 40 years. It was signed into law by President Reagan, and later named for the Senator who sponsor the bill authorizing it.

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Defense News

As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

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‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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Navy Suicides

Report: Navy ships face growing maintenance delays, costs

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Pay & Benefits

After pushback, NSF implements 4.6% average pay raise for all excepted service employees

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Technology

As Iyer exits, Army CIO’s office holds more influence, authority than ever

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Workforce

‘More people are going to die’: DoD civilians in Japan face health care access crisis

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