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New U.S. Digital Corps will recruit technology talent for high-impact work in government

The Biden administration is looking for more technology experts to address White House priorities. The U.S. Digital Corps is a new two-year program to recruit early-career technologists who can address a range of issues like pandemic response and cybersecurity. Caitlin Gandhi, co-founder of U.S. Digital Corps, said fellows will get to do high-impact work and […]

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Former top agency official advises federal contractors to get ahead of vaccine mandate

All federal employees have until Nov. 22 to get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 without the option for just testing. The White House says that deadline applies to both agencies and federal contractors. Robert Shea, national managing principal for public policy at Grant Thornton and former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, said […]

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9/11 Pentagon attack survivor says “it looked like a battle zone”

This Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. To mark this historic milestone, we remember the individuals who lost their lives and commemorate those who worked tirelessly to save others. Roberta Crissy, chief of the Military Personnel Divison in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, was a lieutenant colonel in the Pentagon […]

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Former air traffic controller said he “knew immediately” after second plane crash that 9/11 attacks were not due to system error

20 years ago on 9/11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was at the epicenter of trying to explain and respond to a plane crash into the Twin Towers and the realization that passenger jets had been hijacked. Two former FAA leaders recounted their experiences on that day. Gregg Dvorak, chief commercialization officer at Airio, was […]

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Biden has increased diversity of senior agency executive hires, federal reporter says

The Biden administration is hiring senior agency executives at the fastest rate in decades, with at least 319 during the president’s first three months in office. Daniel Lippman, reporter for Politico, said at least 30% of the Senior Executive Service (leaders in top government positions) are racial minorities and about half are women, both increases […]

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Air Force renovating office space for hybrid work environment initiative

The Air Force’s Installation and Mission Support Center has an initiative called the Office of the Future. Its goal is to combine the benefits of telework with the benefits of collaboration. Col. Kevin Mantovani (USAF), vice commander of the Installation & Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, said his team redesigned […]

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Federal employee pay raise is “very good start,” says National Treasury Employees Union president

The White House plans to increase pay for civilian federal workers by 2.7% for 2022. That raise will go into effect in January of next year. Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), said the raise is a “very good start” but that NTEU still supports a 3.2% increase, as called for […]

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