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    Bill: End DOD's two-year probationary period?

    A provision that would end the current two-year probationary period for new Department of Defense employees is making its way in the House—and, if enacted, it would return DOD to a one-year provisional standard. More

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  • House bill contains nearly $800 million for CISA

    The funding would support the implementation of President Joe Biden's May EO on cybersecurity and workforce development.

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    BLM to bring leadership back to D.C.

    The Interior Department is reversing a Trump administration move to put the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction, Colo., but the new outpost will now serve as a Western headquarters.

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    Early retirement? For some, it makes sense

    Most retirement advisors are very cautious, focusing on the need for adequate savings and pension to be on hand, before calling it a day at the office. This week, however, we talked with a popular advisor who focuses on less-discussed subjects: finding the courage to retire, and satisfying a continuing need for a full life with some adventure and joy.

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    WH vaccine EOs inapplicable on Hill

    A new fact-check report reminds the public that White House personnel directives apply to executive branch employees, not to employees of Congress.

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    How do Americans feel about federal tech?

    A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy.

  • hand of medical staff in blue glove injecting coronavirus covid-19 vaccine in vaccine syringe to arm muscle of african american man for coronavirus covid-19 immunization  M By Mongkolchon Akesin shutterstock ID: 1726888900

    Poll: Most favor COVID mandates

    A new survey shows about three-fourths of Americans have seen their concerns rise about the COVID epidemic, as have hospitalizations and deaths in recent months. And a majority favor mandates requiring vaccines and masks to slow the toll.

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    What will the new Digital Corps look like?

    Technology talent with a desire to serve is out there, says Chris Kaung. There just aren't many places for them to get into public service early in their careers. The U.S. Digital Corps is meant to fix that.

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    Feds, orgs honor 9/11 fallen

    Federal employees and many organizations representing them joined in over the last week to be part of a wide range of events honoring those who died in the 9/11 attacks. The Partnership for Public Service was one of those organizations, as a participating org at events last weekend remembering the fallen at National Cemeteries.

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