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What’s new with federal benefits in 2023

While many federal employees go on autopilot when it comes to their benefits selections, Kevin Moss, director of marketing at Checkbook Health, says there are substantial changes coming for 2023 that you might want to consider. Premiums are going up an average of 8.7 percent in 2023, but every plan is different, Moss said. Moss […]


Secretary of the VA on PACT Act, improving VA services

Starting Jan. 1, the VA will start processing claims under the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough explains that the PACT ACT makes it so veterans who served in Southwest Asia, were exposed to toxins and have certain conditions will be assumed to have gotten said condition while […]


Government Matters – Secretary of the VA discusses PACT Act, Upcoming changes in federal benefits – November 17, 2022

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough on the PACT Act and how the VA is improving, and Kevin Moss on some upcoming changes to federal employee’s benefits


Congress reauthorizes the SBIR program for three more years

Congress has reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for another three years, despite some criticisms. A new report looks at how SBIR money is being spent, and on what. Michael Crosby, CEO of Leadership Connect, stated that the SBIR program is 16 percent more successful than its private sector peer. Health and Human […]


Opposition efforts from the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban

It’s been more than a year since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the country. Since then, more than two dozen resistance groups have formed across the country, including the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. • Ali Nazary, head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, said […]


Adding regulations to cryptocurrency

FTX, one of the top exchange companies in the market filed for bankruptcy. It came after customers attempted to withdraw billions of dollars at once, following a report about the company’s financial instability. Josephine Wolff, associate professor of cybersecurity policy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, explained that there should be more oversight of […]


Government Matters – Regulating cryptocurrency in the US, National Resistance Front of Afghanistan opposes the Taliban, Congress reauthorizes SBIR program – November 15, 2022

Josephine Wolff on regulating cryptocurrency in the US, Ali Nazary with National Resistance Front of Afghanistan on fighting against the Taliban and Michael Crosby on SBIR program


Putin has ‘already lost’ against Ukraine, president of Halifax Security Forum says

Military leaders, lawmakers and experts from all over the world are gathering in Canada for the Halifax International Security Forum. Peter Van Praagh, president of the Halifax Security Forum, said that the Halifax International Security Forum is an opportunity for the “good guys” to come together with American leadership to make plans for the year […]

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