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White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

OPM To Publish Rule Implementing Law Protecting Feds from Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation

The Elijah E. Cummings Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act requires agencies to publish instances when they discriminated or retaliated against federal workers and encourages agencies to punish federal employees responsible for such acts.

In IT Modernization And Cloud Adoption, Don’t Overlook Employee Training

Training helps keep employees up to date on the latest tech and keep them engaged, according to GSA Cloud Optimization Director Thomas Santucci.

Army to Deploy Virtual Reality Capabilities to Combat Sexual Assault

Lessons on regulatory guidance and more will be provided through the potential new training.

3 Ways for Government to Sustain Momentum in Digital Transformation

The past two years spurred incomparable change for federal workforces and citizen services.

OPM Again Extends Deadline for Agencies to Adopt Skills-Based Hiring

The government's personnel agency said final guidance on implementing skills-based hiring assessments, rather than purely educational attainment, is coming soon.

Biden Issues Executive Order Finalizing Average 2.7% Pay Raise for Feds

Although the raise isn’t as much as many federal employee groups had hoped for, it restores civilian-military pay parity.

Leader of SAM Transition Is Leaving Government

Judith Zawatsky will retire from public service after 15 years to take on a new role in the private sector.

Senate Confirms John Sherman as Pentagon’s Tech Chief

He’s poised to steer the Pentagon through a maze of cybersecurity, AI and data challenges.

Don’t Be Surprised When You Get Omicron

America is in for a lot more breakthrough infections. Here’s what to do if you fall sick.

Cyber Workforce Bill Clears Senate

The bill aims at helping federal offices recruit top cybersecurity talent amid digital threats.

Army Will Let Unvaccinated Soldiers Be Home for Christmas

About 45,000 of the newest soldiers, and their instructors, are expected to travel during holiday leave.

House Lawmakers Look to Leverage Increased Telework Benefits in Federal Recruitment

Representatives on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform want to attract the next generation of civil servants with telework options and stronger internship programs.

Ambitious Agency Modernization Efforts Demand Leadership Involvement

A panel of federal IT leaders said communication and training are also among the paramount requirements for successful digital transformations within federal agencies.