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Kathleen Hicks

DoD outlines how it will hire 2,000 personnel for suicide prevention workforce

The Pentagon is looking to hire hundreds of clinicians and mental health professionals in the coming months, as part of the initial cohort of its worldwide suicide prevention workforce.

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Agencies have resources available to help close skills gaps, OPM says

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State Department gives thanks to Foreign Service families volunteering abroad

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Coast Guard exploring satellites, other new tech to improve fleet connectivity

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New episodes added of The Space Hour

The Space Hour is back with four new episodes. Host Eric White speaks to the co-leader of the University of Arizona's Space Domain Awareness Lab, a NASA flight director and a scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center studying fruit flies, of all things.

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VA embarks on year-end push to implement workforce elements of PACT Act

The Department of Veterans Affairs is embarking on a year-end push to implement all the workforce provisions of the recently passed PACT Act as the agency prepares for a historic expansion of VA benefits and care.

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Spy agencies seek better raw data on diversity challenges

The chief of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for the intelligence community is focused on hard data and changing culture.

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Merrick Garland

Agencies need to do more to break down language barriers, DOJ says

The Justice Department gave agencies 180 days to provide an update on their progress toward making services and resources more accessible to individuals with limited English proficiency.

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Open Season Exchange 2022: WAEPA’s M. Shane Canfield on revisiting all benefits, not just health, for 2023

Open season in the federal government is an ideal time to revisit all your benefits for the year ahead, not just FEHB health plans, advises WAEPA CEO M. Shane Canfield. He shares what’s new in life insurance benefits with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.

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Why presidential transition planning makes or breaks an administration

Like most of the public, federal employees stand by and watch as presidential administrations come and go. Every president is flawed, but they have varying degrees of success in office. Success is highly influenced by how carefully presidents prepare for their transitions to office.

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We take a look at the recruiting situation for the US Coast Guard

Recruiting challenges for the Army and Air Force mean they have trouble meeting end-strength goals. But what about the Coast Guard? It has also been having trouble meeting yearly goals.

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CISA urged to make incident reporting simple with standard forms

Groups are urging CISA to develop a common format or even a user-friendly web portal for reporting cybersecurity incidents to the government.

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Services contractors are dealing with a lot of new federal mandates

From zero trust roadmaps to carbon reduction, federal agencies are moving under a lot of agendas. They all end up being contractors’ concerns, too.

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Pay & Benefits

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM’s Edward DeHarde on why comparing FEHB plans is critical this year

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Agencies have resources available to help close skills gaps, OPM says

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