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Air Force Chief: Commanders could lose their jobs if they’re not in shape

The Air Force has the second-highest percentage of obese troops in the military, and the branch is aiming to rein in on the problem by requiring commanders to be in shape.

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Cabaniss confirmed to lead OPM

The former head of the Federal Labor Relations Authority was approved to take over the top human resources job in government, ending almost a year of acting leadership.

Former FEMA employees indicted for conspiracy to commit bribery, other charges

Two top FEMA officials and a contractor have been charged with using the 2017 hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico to enrich themselves through bribery, gifts and favors by steering work to the contractor on the island.

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Policy think tank: Security clearance process is dated, continuous evaluation needed

Vetting security clearance holders on an ongoing basis could save the federal government billions of dollars over the next two decades if they enrolled more security clearance holders into a continuous evaluation program, a new study finds.

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DOD looking to hire an AI ethicist

The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center chief is looking bring a new perspective to the military's embrace of advanced algorithms.

Census allowing online applications for the first time

The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to become one of the largest part-time “gig” employers in 2020, competing with popular rideshare and e-commerce companies.

USDA cuts buyout amount for employees slated to be relocated

Those employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture who are scheduled to be reassigned outside of Washington, D.C., and were offered early buyouts, have been told to expect less than what they were originally offered.

Inspector General slams USDA's Kansas City plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General has issued a report finding possible legal violations in the agency’s plan to move key USDA research units to the Kansas City area.

NBIB employees receive official ‘welcome’ to DOD

Thousands of National Background Investigations Bureau employees have officially received offers to join the Department of Defense as part of the larger effort to transfer the security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon.

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Navy personnel gets social media, email rules refresher

The Navy CIO reminded department personnel in a recent memo about govermentwide and service policy regarding use of personal communications accounts to conduct official business.

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