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GOP lawmakers demand SBA postpone IT upgrades amid year-end contract spending surge

Lawmakers say taking SBA’s certification portal offline in the final months of fiscal 2024 would cause problems for firms with year-end contracting deadlines.

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APTOPIX Election 2024 Trump

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

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FAA short-staffed on air traffic controllers, technicians during peak travel season, union warns

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DHS improves workforce engagement in 2024 FEVS

In 2022, for the first time in a decade, DHS didn't come in last place in the Best Places to Work rankings. In 2023, it climbed two more rankings, showing the DHS workforce is growing more engaged.

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FNN motorcycle event raises fresh charity funds

Three federally connected charities benefit each year from Federal News Network's fundraising motorcycle ride, organized by Federal Drive Host Tom Temin.

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Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

Federal News Network's New Hire Guide

New to civil service? We created this guide to provide insights and pointers to first-time feds. Be inspired by careerists and also get pointers to make the transition to your new job as smooth as possible. (Pssst: It includes health and life insurance cheat sheets too!)

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‘An extraordinary opportunity’: How HHS uses shared certificates in hiring

At the Department of Health and Human Services, using shared certificates, in some instances, has cut the agency’s time-to-hire in half.

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Mayorkas details DHS workforce gains, future plans

DHS improved in the 2023 Best Places to Work rankings. In a sit-down interview, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tells Federal News Network how it happened.

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government shutdown, Congress, government funding

Progress on spending bills might have been an illusion all along

Progress on 2025 appropriations bills stalled in the House when members failed to pass a legislative appropriations bill.

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Cloud Exchange 2024: Reimagining customer experience through ‘actionable intelligence’

Genesys' U.S. public sector vice president offers actionable insights on improving CX through agent assist technology and cloud.

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CJADC2, Low earth orbit, USINDOPACOMNational Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This company is helping government satellite operators improve awareness of threats in low-earth orbit

An academic course endorsed by the Defense Department and delivered by accelerator company BMNT aims to help science and engineering students develop their idea

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Maybe the micro purchase threshold is a little too micro

A former GSA administrator has made the case that raising the micro purchase threshold to $20,000 would save the government tens of millions of dollars.

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CYBERCOM, U.S. Cyber command

Sulmeyer looks to extend SOCOM model for CYBERCOM as lawmakers resurface cyber force idea

“I believe a range of options should be considered, including extending aspects of the U.S. Special Operations Command model to U.S. Cyber Command,” said

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Pathways program, NSF, National Science Foundation

How NSF is converting more interns into full-time feds

At the National Science Foundation, one in five new hires this year has been an intern. Now NSF is looking to make full-time positions more appealing to them.

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Defense News

CJADC2, Low earth orbit, USINDOPACOMNational Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This company is helping government satellite operators improve awareness of threats in low-earth orbit

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NDAA, POGO, 2025 National Defense Authorization Act

NDAA amendment to give more authority to DoD components to buy cyber products

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Pay & Benefits

VA, IT, data

VA ends mandatory overtime for most employees processing benefits claims

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Technology

CJADC2, Low earth orbit, USINDOPACOMNational Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This company is helping government satellite operators improve awareness of threats in low-earth orbit

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Workforce

APTOPIX Election 2024 Trump

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

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Congress-FAA

FAA short-staffed on air traffic controllers, technicians during peak travel season, union warns

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