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President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan Act in the Oval Office, March 11, 2021

Biden names slate of FSIP appointees

Months after clearing out Trump appointees, Biden nominated appointees to fill the Federal Services Impasses Panel, a key institution in the federal labor-management relations space.

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The former CIO at the IRS and DHS explains why early-career expertise is the key to successful leadership.

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Can DOD make buying software easier?

FCW talked with Tory Cuff, senior advisor for agile acquisitions, to get a better understanding of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework's special software pathway and DOD's pilot experiment with "colorless" money.

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Kiran Ahuja's to-do list at OPM

Kiran Ahuja, the recently installed director of the Office of Personnel Management, has a host of long-standing agency issues to deal with, along with helping implement governmentwide workforce policy to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Michael Brown withdraws nomination for DOD's top acquisition role

The Defense Innovation Unit's director has requested his name be withdrawn from consideration to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, citing delays caused by an ongoing Office of the Inspector General investigation.

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Vote delayed on Biden's SBA nominee amid GOP-led filibuster attempts

Republicans have condemned Dilawar Syed, nominated to serve as deputy administrator for the Small Business Administration, over his involvement with a Muslim advocacy group that has been critical of Israel.

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Last call for 2021 innovation nominations

July 15 is the deadline for Rising Star, Public Sector Innovation and Industry Innovator nominations.

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Biden ousts Social Security Administration Leadership

After a recent Supreme Court ruling suggested SSA's top leaders could be replaced before their terms expired, the White House moved late on July 9 to do just that.

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Roper named CEO of drone company Volansi

Will Roper, the former Air Force acquisition chief, has been named CEO of Volansi, a commercial drone manufacturing company.

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Deadline extended for 2021 Rising Star nominations

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 15 deadline.

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Biden nominates MSPB vice chair

The agency has lacked a quorum since 2017 and currently faces a backlog of over 3,000 appeals

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DOD watchdog says DDS director didn't mistreat employees

A probe found that Defense Digital Service Brett Goldstein did condone the use of unapproved encrypted communications apps and also identified discussion among staffers about programming a script to rig an online competition.

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