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Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

In what has become tradition in recent years, a bicameral pair of Democrats proposed a bill to give most civilian federal employees an 8.7% pay raise in 2024.

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Boiling the frog: How civil servants are being politicized before our eyes

Dr. Ron Sanders, the president and CEO of Publica Virtu LLC, explains why more than federal employees need to pay attention to the problems Schedule F and similar efforts could pose to national security.

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2 bipartisan bills take aim at federal hiring process, retirement benefits

Lawmakers reintroduced the Social Security Fairness Act, aiming to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset, as well as the Chance to Compete Act, seeking to revamp the federal hiring process.

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CIA eyes ChatGPT with ‘interest,’ but human analysts remain crucial

A top CIA analyst says ChatGPT won’t be giving the president’s daily brief anytime soon.

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Congress

House oversight of federal workforce, IT, cyber likely to be split between 2 subcommittees

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee looks like it will newly name and create four of five subcommittees for the 118th Congress to go along with the committee’s new name.

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Infrastructure evolution across government

We talk to tech leaders at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency to find out how agencies are addressing network modernization, 5G and more. We also get an industry perspective from a trio of Verizon federal experts. 

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DARPA teams up with an industry group to advance semiconductor science

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA, has launched a project to help advance semiconductor technology in the United States. It is teaming up with the non-profit Semiconductor Research Corporation and academia to work on seven specific chip technologies.

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The EPA deploys an online way to track a troublesome chemical

Maybe you’ve heard of polyfluoroalkyl substances: PFAS. They have been used across industry. Their long life means they can build up in water supplies and possibly harm human health.

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US military planners might be viewing China in the wrong light

Their aircraft carriers don’t have catapults. Their submarines are mostly diesel. Many of their aircraft are made of Soviet-era designs. Their economic growth has ground to a halt.

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White House AI task force seeks $2.6B from Congress to create shared R&D hub

A White House-led task force is asking Congress to fund its plans to make the federal government’s artificial intelligence resources more accessible to a broader community of researchers.

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Defense News

US military planners might be viewing China in the wrong light

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Army now has one IT system for all pay, personnel functions

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Guard members and reservists are losing out on a key benefit each year

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Pay & Benefits

Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

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Technology

A major IT skills gap exists in government—learning from other sectors may help.

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Workforce

Democrats reintroduce bill to give feds 8.7% average pay raise next year

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