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Agencies adding more resources — and people — to power DEIA initiatives

As they continue to assess the state of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within their organizations, some agencies are adding more people and resources to their DEIA initiatives, efforts they say are designed to embed these principles “within the fabric” of the federal government.

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Range of penalties possible for employees who don't comply with federal vaccine mandate, attorneys say

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Biden administration gives federal contractors until Dec. 8 to comply with vaccine mandate

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DoD temporarily raising housing subsidies for some troops as markets continue to climb

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Federal News Network's Cloud Exchange

Federal News Network led a discussion among civilian agency technology executives to break down the current and future impact of cloud services on their mission areas.

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Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date

The PRAC, which will continue to operate until the end of September 2025, is learning its own lessons overseeing more than $5 trillion in COVID-19 spending.

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OMB tells agencies to start planning for possible government shutdown

It’s customary for the Office of Management and Budget to engage with agencies on planning seven days before any government shutdown deadline. OMB said it’s confident Congress will avoid a lapse in appropriations before next Thursday’s deadline, although it’s unclear what path lawmakers will take to do so.

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Federal cyber agencies call zero trust ‘new normal’ of security, partnering to implement

President Joe Biden’s executive order 14028 in May, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” was the catalyst for three documents to help agencies adopt zero trust cybersecurity principles.

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How the Postal Service shortchanges its hourly employees who work overtime

A published report cites Labor Department records showing the U.S. Postal Service has regularly shortchanged hourly employees to the tune of nearly $700,000 in back pay.

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Transforming the Workforce Through Reskilling, Upskilling

During this webinar Peter Sursi, the former head of talent acquisition in the Human Resources Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will describe how strategies like reskilling and upskilling can transform the workforce. 

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DoD's drug supply chain is shaky, DoD IG report adds to growing evidence of that

DoD does not have a way to mitigate risks to the supply chain.

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For Congress, and for government operations, it's a do-or-die week

You need a scorecard for the legislative shenanigans going on on Capitol Hill this week.

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The Agriculture Department finds good use for millions of dollars to monitor animals and protect people

USDA wants to catch potential COVID-19 and other zoonotically originating diseases by keeping on top of animals susceptible to them.

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Olson’s customer-first approach helped Treasury get out from under technical debt

Eric Olson, the former Treasury Department chief information officer, said the agency moved key systems to highly secured cloud services over the last four years.

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Defense News

DoD temporarily raising housing subsidies for some troops as markets continue to climb

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DoD’s drug supply chain is shaky, DoD IG report adds to growing evidence of that

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For DoD, new flexibility for IT spending is a test of trust with Congress

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Pay & Benefits

DoD temporarily raising housing subsidies for some troops as markets continue to climb

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Technology

Federal cyber agencies call zero trust ‘new normal’ of security, partnering to implement

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Agencies adding more resources — and people — to power DEIA initiatives

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