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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is having early successes with a new suicide prevention program that uses predictive data analytics to examine trends and identify patients most at-risk of suicide, according to Federal News Radio.
A U.S. Senate committee approved the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Monday after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the CIA director.
The U.S. Senate announced this week that it had placed on indefinite hold a previously scheduled confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson.
After hearing argument en banc late last year to “clarify the law,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on April 9, 2018, holding that prior salary alone or in combination with other factors cannot justify wage differential under the Equal Pay Act.
It can be hard to recognize because it requires playing the long game, doing hard work over a lengthy time period.
According to the newly-appointed Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Michael Griffin, the Defense Department will “open a joint office focused on developing artificial intelligence prototypes.”
Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania well-known in D.C. for being a reliably moderate voice within Congressional Republican ranks, announced today that he would be resigning in “coming weeks,” following an earlier announcement that he would retire at the end of his term.
A Materials Engineer fired from the Department of the Navy for being absent without leave and falsifying time records successfully appealed the decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board to affirm his removal.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced new weather and safety leave regulations, seemingly dramatically reducing the ability of employees who telework to receive weather and safety leave.
Staffing changes within the Trump White House continued this week, as newly confirmed National Security Adviser John Bolton assumed his post, reportedly influencing the departure, one day later, of Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert.
Last week on FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Carten Cordell, Senior Technology Reporter at FedScoop, and Derek B. Johnson, senior reporter at FCW, to discuss ongoing efforts by federal agencies to experiment with and, increasingly, deploy emergent technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.
The recent passage by Congress of a sweeping tax reform effort is having “potentially ruinous” unintended consequences for some federal employees who have had to relocate for work.