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OPM tells workforce the merger with GSA is off, but new concerns arise

In an email to the workforce, acting Office of Personnel Management Director Michael Rigas told staff the administration would no longer devote “time and energy” to the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.

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Defense Innovation Unit out to prove AI, automation can keep up with the speed of cyber

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Salary Council appointee resigns, calls Schedule F executive order a 'red line'

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TSP's G fund has steadily declined for 30 years, belying reputation for stability

Over the past 30 years, TSP’s G fund has delivered steadily declining rates of return, falling from an annual return of 8.9% at its peak in 1990 to 2.24% in 2019.

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John Marshall is the CEO and founder of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition.

Federal, industry executives propose solutions to age-old shared services challenge

A new white paper from the Shared Services Leadership Coalition brings to light some suggestions for overcoming long-standing obstacles that have stopped governmentwide shared services from taking a stronger hold.

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Recreating airport security procedures

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is working with the Transportation Security Administration to perfect imaging systems passengers can simply walk right through, potentially eliminating lines, scanners and pat-downs.

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Federal judge orders USPS to tell employees operational changes remain blocked

The federal judge’s order requires USPS to let employees know that late and extra trips will be approved “to the maximum extent necessary to increase on-time mail deliveries, particularly for election mail.”

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AI will be a big part of the DoD's big data effort

The Defense Department’s data strategy released just a few weeks ago says improving data management will help it fight and win wars.

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Defense-tested process enables rapid decision making during cyberattacks

A concept already popular within Defense spaces is beginning to make its way into the private sector cybersecurity community.

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Army hits end strength goals despite COVID, but next year may be tough

Even with coronavirus completely upending the recruiting process, the Army still made the most of its adjusted 2020 recruiting goals and will be able to reach its required end strength. However, future years may have a tough road ahead.

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CFO Council developing ‘workforce of tomorrow’ strategic plan

Building off lessons learned from programs to retrain federal employees for cybersecurity and data science jobs, the Chief Financial Officers Council is developing a strategic workforce plan for the financial management workforce.

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Budget shortfalls obstruct needed improvements across OPM, IG says

A persistent funding shortfall at the Office of Personnel Management is limiting just about everything the agency does, from processing retirement claims to administering the federal employee health insurance program, according to OPM’s acting inspector general.

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Agencies modernizing for a low-code, agile environment

Agencies are embracing the DevSecOps framework to ensure security is built into applications, as well as low-code/no-code visual software development platforms.

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Defense News

Defense Innovation Unit out to prove AI, automation can keep up with the speed of cyber

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Army hits end strength goals despite COVID, but next year may be tough

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The four pillars of focus for the Army’s new technology office

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G fund, TSP

TSP’s G fund has steadily declined for 30 years, belying reputation for stability

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Technology

Defense Innovation Unit out to prove AI, automation can keep up with the speed of cyber

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Workforce