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House Dems look to funding bill to block Schedule F

A group of House Democrats including Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) are pushing for appropriators to block the implementation of the Schedule F federal employee reclassification in a must-pass funding bill needed to avoid a government shutdown.

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Senate proposes $58M boost to CISA's budget to clear out risk assessment backlog

The Senate Appropriations Committee's bill would aim to help CISA reduce an ongoing backlog of vulnerability assessments requested by state and local agencies.

Former Vice President Joe Biden pays his respects to the fallen airman, soldiers, sailors and marines during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Park, New Castle, Del., 30 May 2017.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Andrew Horgan/released)

What to expect from Joe Biden’s DOD

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is taking shape. FCW talked with experts to understand exactly what’s at stake for the Defense Department’s modernization efforts over the next four years.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA's Murphy releases transition funds to Biden

More than two weeks after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the Associated Press, the General Services Administration is releasing $7.3 million in transition funding and making other resources available to the president-elect's team.

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

DHS veteran Mayorkas tapped to lead agency under Biden administration

The former USCIS director and DHS deputy secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will lead the Department of Homeland Security.

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OMB seeks to reclassify workforce under Schedule F

The agency is gearing up to make 88% of its positions subject to at-will employment.

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Pentagon tightens workplace restrictions as COVID cases spike

The increase of coronavirus cases in the Washington, D.C. region preceded the Pentagon’s decision to revert to stricter workplace protocols.

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CBP wants to expand facial recognition

Customs and Border Protection is on track to move out of its test phase and expand use of facial recognition systems at airports and land border crossings.

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VA union claims victory in termination case

In win for the National VA Council, the Federal Labor Relations Authority dismissed the VA's exceptions to an arbitrator's award that requires it to reinstate union employees fired without performance improvement plans.

U.S. Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-Mich., asks questions during the confirmation hearing of U.S. Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019. Esper was nominated for Secretary of Defense by President Donald J. Trump on July 15, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

Peters calls on White House to protect health care systems from cyber threats

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is asking the White House to take more aggressive actions to shield the country's health care systems from state-sponsored cyber threats.

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DOD, Coast Guard resume MHS Genesis deployment

After a pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Department's commercial health record installation program is back online. The Coast Guard is also transitioning to the new system.

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Lawmakers probe telework's impact on federal jobs, hiring

Although the move to telework has presented challenges, agency officials told senators at a hearing emphasized the benefits in terms of hiring and productivity.

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