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Military spouses should see more flexible job opportunities under new OPM hiring policy

For the next 22 months, agencies can noncompetitively hire military spouses to a federal position regardless of their location, according to a long-awaited policy the Office of Personnel Management finalized early this week.

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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Under recent executive order, federal employees must now show proof of vaccination

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Bureau of the Fiscal Service seeks to issue nearly all payments electronically by 2030

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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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Interior will move BLM headquarters, senior officials back to DC

As a way to “minimize disruptions,” the Bureau of Land Management will not require employees, with the exception of a few core senior leaders, to move to Washington, D.C., the Interior Department said.

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USDA Chief Data Officer Ted Kaouk moving to OPM in October

Kaouk will join OPM in October as its CDO and deputy director for human capital data management and modernization, a USDA spokesman told Federal News Network.

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Legacy financial management federal providers must define their roles in new approach

Matt Miller, the acting commissioner for the Bureau of Fiscal Service in the Department of Treasury, said he hopes the four legacy shared services providers are early adopters of the new financial management standards.

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Streamlining the federal buying process: Taking the e-marketplace from pilot to permanent

Just over a year ago, the General Services Administration launched the e-marketplace portal initiative to make it easier for agencies to buy through commercial platforms. Jonathan Johnson, the CEO of Overstock, said the portal providers are making the buying process more transparent, easier and enabling agencies to meet their purchasing goals.

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USPS says vaccination, testing requirements subject to 'mandatory' union negotiations

Once OSHA issues its emergency rule for vaccines and testing, USPS said it expects to “move quickly to determine its applicability to our employees and how best to implement.”

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Diverse federal workforce key to embedding equity in agency public service, OMB says

Federal agencies are simultaneously assessing the state of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility inside their own workforces and in the external services they provide to the public. The Biden administration says that’s by design.

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DIU's hardware office is finished investing $15 million, here's where it went

The office is hoping to convince Congress for at least $75 million in 2022.

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Fiscal year coming to an end with time running out for Congress

Besides fighting over a $3.5 trillion extra spending bill and a $2.9 trillion tax hike, there’s the matter of the regular old appropriations to keep the government running.

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Defense News

Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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DIU’s newest office is off and running investing in hardware innovations

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A contractor learns, if you’re going to price high, price really, really high

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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Contractors get more COVID marching orders from the White House, but a lot remains unclear

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