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Congress needs to stop avoiding human capital management problem, says NARFE exec

A new review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is finished. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not fix the problems at the agency. Jessica Klement, Staff Vice […]

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Mergers and acquisitions cause obstacles for small defense companies

The House Armed Services Committee has a new task force focused on reviewing the defense supply chain. The number of prime vendors has fallen by 36%. Travis Tritten, Senior Reporter at Bloomberg Government, said one factor contributing to this decline is mergers and acquisitions among large defense companies, which make it harder for smaller companies […]

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Valerie Insinna: Rep. Smith has “jumped on the bandwagon” with concerns about F-35 costs

The F-35 program will get a closer look from the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in this Congress. Congressman Adam Smith calls the program a “failure on a massive freaking scale.” “I think what’s new here is that the Air Force has actually come out and they’re saying, ‘we’re studying our tactical aircraft […]

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New legislation could benefit over 10 million veterans

The House of Representatives just unanimously passed a new measure to expand the reach of the Department of Veterans Affairs in distributing the coronavirus vaccine. The new VA VACCINE Act would allow some caregivers and all veterans, even those who don’t receive health care through the VA, to receive vaccines through the VA. Congressman Mark […]

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PSC president explains importance of Section 3610 authority

The latest coronavirus relief bill extends Section 3610 authority to the end of the fiscal year. The Senate voted 93-6 to approve the amendment, which allows the government to pay contractors who can’t safely access their workplaces. David Berteau, President and CEO of the Professional Services Council, explained that Section 3610 makes it possible to […]

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Stimulus bill includes more paid leave funding for federal workers

The latest $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund. The Senate voted on the bill’s amendments over the weekend. After an all-night voting session on amendments, the Senate passed the bill Sat. morning, agreeing to provide $300 per week of federal unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, with tax relief […]

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Former federal CIO says Technology Modernization Fund has been “transformational”

The Technology Modernization Fund could get as much as $1 billion in funding if the Senate’s version of stimulus legislation passes. The bill includes cash for the U.S. Digital Service too. Former Federal Chief Information Officers Suzette Kent and Tony Scott agree this funding would be very beneficial for modernization, cybersecurity and the ability to […]

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