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

National Science Foundation officials announced that all agency employees will receive a 4.6% pay raise for 2023, striking initial plans to implement a 1% raise for senior-level excepted service feds.

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Agencies target 5 common ‘life experiences’ to improve customer experience in government

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Boiling the frog: How civil servants are being politicized before our eyes

Dr. Ron Sanders, the president and CEO of Publica Virtu LLC, explains why more than federal employees need to pay attention to the problems Schedule F and similar efforts could pose to national security.

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How industry is working to secure quantum computing

It might be the biggest thing in computing since the microprocessor. But quantum computing doesn’t come with guaranteed security. Among the challenges, developing cryptography algorithms that resist quantum computing.

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SBA, DoD expand collaboration around national security startups

The Small Business Administration and the Defense Department are expanding an arrangement to foster new companies with national security technology. The latest joint effort is called the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technologies Initiative.

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New technology executives land at HHS, GSA, Army, FEMA

FEMA brings back a familiar face to be its new CIO while HHS, the Navy and GSA fill key technology leadership roles.

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DoD hones 5G requirements, priorities as rollout builds momentum

Is DoD ready to go primetime with 5G? Not quite. But the Defense Department is prioritizing projects, tests and use cases that will lay the foundation for wide 5G adoption sooner rather than later. We talk with Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DoD leaders to get the 411.

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White House directs Pentagon to initiate military compensation review

The Pentagon’s QRMC will take at least two years to complete but maybe longer as previous studies have taken as much as 71 months.

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Users report continuing problems with TSP's website

While the Thrift Savings Plan overseers work to fix the TSP website and system behind it, users report ongoing problems: mainly long telephone wait times and a lack of control over monthly withdrawals. Financial coach…

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Much of what affects your life comes from a courtroom

Federal employment is anything but simple. In fact, each year, thousands of federal workplace cases end up in the courts, federal district, appellate, and administrative forums.

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Contractors possess a lot of Defense Department property, but no one knows how much

For various reasons, defense contractors have quite a bit of Defense Department property in their possession. But DoD can only guesstimate how much it’s all worth.

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

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Public Sector Technology Trends in 2023: Less on Zero Trust and More on CX

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Agencies target 5 common ‘life experiences’ to improve customer experience in government

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Public Sector Technology Trends in 2023: Less on Zero Trust and More on CX

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

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