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Air Force captain co-founds successful Air Force Gaming initiative

What started as a few Airmen bonding over their love of video games has turned into an Air Force sanctioned program. During a recent industry conference in Chicago, Mimi spoke with one of the founders of Air Force Gaming, Capt. Zach “ZB” Baumann. The initiative started when Baumann reached out to a friend on LinkedIn […]

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US Digital Corps fellows tackle major projects across government

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced its first group of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows. Serving across 13 federal agencies, the group will tackle priority projects in areas like data science and analytics and cybersecurity. Some of the projects the fellows are tasked with include working with personnel data at the Office of Personnel […]

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USAID employee helps kids with disabilities around the world get access to education

Fewer than 3% of kids with disabilities can read. Josh Josa, inclusive education specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a finalist for a Service to America Medal, has helped improve access to education for millions of students with disabilities in nearly 50 countries. Josa, a third-generation deaf person, said there are […]

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OPM continues focus on employee pay, recruitment and agency support

It has been a year since Kiran Ahuja took the top post at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In her role, she oversees the management of over two million federal civilian employees. The agency has released two hiring authorities focused on early-career talent and is revamping the government’s Pathways Program for internships, said Ahuja. […]

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Federal employee minimum wage increase ‘certainly not enough,’ says OPM director

In January of this year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a $15 per hour minimum wage for federal civilian employees. Kiran Ahuja, director of OPM, told Government Matters the increase impacted over 70,000 employees but was “certainly not enough.” There have been successive pay increases since President Biden took office, and the White […]

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US Army chief of staff on modernization, recruitment, international collaboration

The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville joined Government Matters to discuss his top priorities, challenges and vision for modernizing America’s Army. McConville said the Army is undergoing the biggest transformation in 40 years, with long-range precision fires as a major priority, starting with hypersonic missile capabilities. He said the Army […]

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Capitol Hill staff diversity issue requires institutional change, says researcher

While the membership of Congress is getting more diverse, the senior staff making the most important policy decisions is still predominantly white and male. Additionally, multiple Black staffers have left the White House in recent months. LaShonda Brenson, senior researcher at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, said the diversity problem among Capitol […]

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Army implementing changes to accelerate acquisition timeline

The U.S. Army is embarking on the largest modernization effort in over 40 years to confront the pacing threat from China. The assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology oversees the Army’s acquisition enterprise. Young Bang, principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said his office has been working on […]

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