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Pandemic causing long-term recruiting effects for Air Force

The service is on target for the first quarter of 2022, but the second half of the year will be an uphill battle.

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Prior punishments for refusing vaccine among federal workforce won't be reversed, task force says

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Cyber workforce ranks among least diverse segments of federal government

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TSP completes 15-month financial systems modernization, replacing legacy IT

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White House sees chance to design ‘new user experiences’ through zero trust strategy

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VA launches automation pilot to process veteran disability claims faster

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing its backlog of disability claims faster than ever before, but is looking to accelerate this pace through an automation pilot it launched last month.

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IRS takes steps to avoid tax return processing delays as filing season starts

The IRS, looking to avoid unnecessary processing delays at the start of this year’s filing season, is sending letters to taxpayers who received an Economic Impact Payment or child tax credit payment in 2021.

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Navy appeals court decision barring punishment for SEALs who refused vaccine

Government attorneys appealed a Texas judge’s finding that the Navy’s strict religious accommodation process violates the religious freedoms of 35 sailors who refused the vaccine.

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Court blocks vaccine mandate for federal employees

A court found President Biden lacked the authority to issue the employee mandate, and blocked the government from enforcing it nationwide.

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Modernization takes a lifecycle approach, and contractors who can support it

As the U.S. armed services modernize, they’re finding modernizing requires an integrated approach to the hardware platform engineering, logistics, maintenance support and workforce training.

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Mitigating the threat of ransomware, FHFA uses all the tools at their disposal

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) regulates federal home loan banks as well as the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac organizations. As a consequence, ransomware attacks are a serious concern.

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A new commercial strategy for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is revising its approach to using commercial sources of technology and data. It wants to diversify its sources, improve data security, and maybe have some influence on what the GEOINT industry does. For details, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the NGA’s associate director for enterprise, Gary Dunow.

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First pulse survey results are out and SSA didn't do too well

The Social Security Administration came out last or nearly last in nearly every measure in the recent pulse survey that came out from the Office of Management and Budget.

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USPS, building off popular licensing deals, branches out into stamp NFTs

The Postal Service, following several high-profile partnerships with apparel companies, is ramping up its licensing deals and expanding into the emerging fad of Non-Fungible Tokens.

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Defense News

‘Perfect leader’: Woman takes command of USS Constitution

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TSP completes 15-month financial systems modernization, replacing legacy IT

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Technology

Cyber workforce ranks among least diverse segments of federal government

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White House sees chance to design ‘new user experiences’ through zero trust strategy

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A new commercial strategy for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

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Workforce

Cyber workforce ranks among least diverse segments of federal government

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Contractors mull the practical realities of the Supreme Court ruling against vaccine mandates

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