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*** Senate appropriators didn't include a pay raise for federal employees in a package of nine fiscal year 2022 government funding bills released on Monday. Absent new legislation, the Biden administration's proposed 2.7% pay raise for feds will likely take effect next year. The House of Representative's funding package, much of which passed in July, also endorsed the 2.7% raise for federal employees.

*** The public sector technology and contracting ecosystem is facing the problem of the global shortage of computer chips. But determining the exact effects gets murky when considering the industrial base's distinct pace and cadence from other sectors. Washington Technology has more on this story.

Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 2:29 AM


  • Workforce
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    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
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    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

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