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*** The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee reported favorably on three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board on Wednesday. The board, which hears appeals on adverse federal employee employment determinations like disciplinary actions and firing, has been operating without a quorum for more than four years. The nominations now go to the Senate floor for a vote in the full Senate.

*** A report from the Data Foundation studying the role of chief data officers in the federal government found some significant improvements between 2020 and 2021. The chief data officer position was mandated in the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2019. Get more on this story in GCN.

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