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House to support 2.7% federal pay raise, Wexton says

The House of Representatives will likely go along with the president’s 2.7% federal pay raise for civilian employees next year, a House Democrat said Tuesday. The House Appropriations Committee will release the text for a key 2022 bill later this week.

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Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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Senate confirms Ahuja as first permanent OPM director in more than a year

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National Guard in need of supplemental funds to conduct summer training

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USPS career executive who led pandemic response task force to retire this summer

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Tom Temin's Second Annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity

Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin is hosting his second annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity on Friday, June 25, 2021, to benefit the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund – and Friends of Patients at the NIH. Sign up for the ride or donate today! The event begins in Frederick, Maryland, and ends at Daingerfield Island in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Popular federal websites riddled with accessibility flaws

Some of the most popular agency websites aren’t well-suited for the disabled community, despite federal requirements for maintaining web accessibility standards.

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State Dept. official a Sammies finalist for bringing stranded Americans home during pandemic

When the pandemic shut down worldwide travel, some 100,000 Americans were stranded in nations across the globe. Then the State Department’s best stepped in.

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Five Army bases account for one-third of female soldier assaults

A new study sheds light on where the Army is falling short in addressing assault and harassment.

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Expanded threat surface requires agencies to move toward higher levels of security

Sean Frazier, the federal chief security officer for Okta, said as agencies better understand their cyber risk profile, they will have to depend on more secure tools, including those that live in the cloud.

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Electronics manufacturers send warning shot across CMMC’s bow

A new survey from the IPC, an industry association representing electronic manufacturers, found nearly a quarter of all respondents said the cost and burden of CMMC may force them out of the defense industrial base.

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Adieu to CVR, the platform that taught DoD how to act as an IT enterprise

Earlier this month, the Pentagon pulled the plug on the Commercial Virtual Remote platform it set up to support telework during the pandemic. But CVR paved the road for enterprise IT across the department.

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DHS biometric recognition program replacement is 3 years behind schedule

The Department of Homeland Security set out in 2016 to replace its facial and fingerprint recognition system. But little has gone right for the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology program.

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New Pentagon strategy for overseas cloud appears to back away from JEDI vision

The Pentagon has a new strategy to deliver cloud services to OCONUS users, but a single, JEDI-like enterprise cloud service is conspicuously absent from discussion in the document.

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Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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National Guard in need of supplemental funds to conduct summer training

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Five Army bases account for one-third of female soldier assaults

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House to support 2.7% federal pay raise, Wexton says

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OPM vows to improve PMF program amid ‘unacceptable decline’ in diverse candidates

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State Dept. official a Sammies finalist for bringing stranded Americans home during pandemic

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Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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House to support 2.7% federal pay raise, Wexton says

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