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FCW Insider: June 14 , 2021

Biden's OPM nominee appears headed for confirmation

A vote on the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to head the Office of Personnel Management is expected before the Senate goes into recess at the end of next week.

DOD's electronic health records rollout hits 30% completion

The Defense Department's electronic health records system rollout nearly a third complete with 42,000 active users across more than a dozen states.

ICYMI: New White House guidance for feds returning to the office and the future 'hybrid' federal workforce

A new OMB memo provides instructions on how to bring feds back to government offices on a large scale and asks agencies to consider long-term planning for a drastically different workplace.

Quick Hits

*** Carlos Del Toro, a former Navy commander, was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Navy Secretary, the White House announced Friday. Del Toro has most recently led his own government contracting firm, SBG Technology Solutions, which focuses on modernization and IT infrastructure services for the federal government. He served on active duty in the Navy and in civilian roles in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Office of Management and Budget.

*** The General Services Administration named Andrea M. O'Neal to a newly created advisory post focused on equity. O'Neal brings 20 years of research and advisory experience in equity and diversity from the private sector and academia, having previously served on Brown University's Presidential Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Equitable Futures Project.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jun 14, 2021 at 2:19 AM


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