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TSP board increases call center staff, but still ‘nowhere near where we need to be’

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has increased its customer service staff by 66%, but plans to add even more representatives this week.

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

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Federal News Network's Zero Trust Exchange now available on demand

In a three-day event June 21-23, Federal News Network took a deep dive into what agencies are really trying to achieve in zero trust, and what they've accomplished thus far.

Catch up now on any sessions you might have missed!

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Current, former Hill staffers say centralized authority needed to modernize Congress

The House Select Committee on Modernization seeks ways to gain traction on pre-existing recommendations to make Congress more technologically savvy.

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IT modernization

Twelve senators reject VA's plans to reshape health care real estate under AIR Commission

A bipartisan group of dozen senators is rejecting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to close or overhaul hospitals and medical facilities that no longer meet the health care needs of veterans.

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Administrator Criswell taking ‘deep dive’ analysis for FEMA’s future staffing model

FEMA looks to add more support for its reservist workforce, as the agency faces staffing shortages and disasters become increasingly frequent.

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Zero Trust Cyber Exchange: Splunk’s Bill Wright on helping IT teams, users make necessary mindset shift

There will be major tech investments, but the mindset shift required of IT and security teams — and everyday users too — might well be the toughest zero trust hurdle for agencies, says Splunk’s Bill Wright at the Zero Trust Cyber Exchange.

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CMMC early adopter program to further spur vendor cyber actions

The Defense Department’s Defense Contract Management Agency is staffing up to prepare for assessments under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program in 2023 and beyond.

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SBA working to reform category management, reverse decline in small business contractors

Category management is one major influence that has contributed to the decline of the small business contractor ecosystem. Now, the Small Business Administration is taking steps to begin that reform.

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Contractors start looking at what's in the defense authorization bill for 2023

The House Armed Services committee spent time last week marking up the defense authorization bill for 2023. As always, the NDAA has a lot to say about procurement and contractors. But it doesn’t say anything about whether they’re compensated for inflation.

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Energy explores new way to harvest precious metals to help U.S. reserves

One planned pilot project, co-funded with industry by the Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy, is in the works right now at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Contractors start looking at what’s in the defense authorization bill for 2023

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Pay & Benefits

TSP board increases call center staff, but still ‘nowhere near where we need to be’

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

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Technology

Energy explores new way to harvest precious metals to help U.S. reserves

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IT modernization

Investing in right-sized storage applications for premium citizen service

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Workforce

Energy explores new way to harvest precious metals to help U.S. reserves

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

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Current, former Hill staffers say centralized authority needed to modernize Congress

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