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Disability claims backlog will get worse before it gets better, VA warns

The Veterans Benefits Administration said it can recover its disability claims backlog relatively quickly, but Congress is concerned the agency is relying on contractors to get the bulk of the work done.

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USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

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Navy wants to leverage industry systems to get a jump on digital engineering

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New Army technology could be a gamechanger for heavily bleeding injuries

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Tell the hard-working feds in your life 'thank you'

Throughout the month of May, Federal News Network wants to show federal employees and contractors how much we appreciate their dedication to us all. You can, too! Send a personalized e-card to the folks who have exemplified public service during this unprecedented and trying time.

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A big appetite for U.S. armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

Every year the Pentagon develops a global force management plan to determine how it will deploy assets around the world. But the Defense Department’s regional combatant commanders are allowed to ask for more.

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House committee moves ahead with USPS reform bill DeJoy approves

The committee will markup the 2021 Postal Service Reform Act in a meeting this Thursday. Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) previewed her bill at a hearing in February, and got Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s feedback on some of its key points. 

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Federal CIO Martorana: $1B TMF lets agencies ‘apply for projects that previously were out of their reach’

Federal CIO Clare Martorana told Federal News Network that the TMF board will receive additional resources to review proposals if necessary.

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NASA JPL building models of its petabytes of data with artificial intelligence

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is capturing more data than ever in its history. That has Program Manager and Principal Computer Scientist Daniel Crichton excited about his mission: Using data to understand Earth, the solar system and beyond.

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Shot of Corridor in Working Data Center Full of Rack Servers and Supercomputers with Pink Neon Visualization Projection of Data Transmission Through High Speed Internet.

HHS digital investigators connect with cloud to manage ever-growing data for legal cases

The Digital Investigations Branch in HHS’ Office of Inspector General has a team of highly skilled digital investigators to collect and analyze electronically stored information to support criminal investigations.

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More resources for IRS won’t fix decade of problems ‘overnight’ — but it’s a start

By investing $80 billion in the IRS over the next decade, the White House expects the agency can collect an additional $700 billion over the same period of time.

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DoD strengthens its emphasis on data, gives CDO new responsibilities

The Pentagon will create a data council to ensure proper data management and literacy.

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New Senate sergeant at arms describes long-term security issues following Jan. 6

For one view of what’s ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the new Senate Sergeant at Arms Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson.

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Defense News

A big appetite for U.S. armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

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Navy wants to leverage industry systems to get a jump on digital engineering

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New Army technology could be a gamechanger for heavily bleeding injuries

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Pay & Benefits

USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

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Technology

Navy wants to leverage industry systems to get a jump on digital engineering

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Workforce

USPS fills leadership ranks with new deputy postmaster general, 2 board members

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HHS digital investigators connect with cloud to manage ever-growing data for legal cases

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