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White House Announces Select Committee on AI

White House Announces Select Committee on AI

The White House has announced a new Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, according to Michael Kratsios, the deputy assistant to the president for technology policy.

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Federal Managers Exposed

Federal Managers Exposed

Are you familiar with every civil service law, rule or regulation? 

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Broad Opposition from the Hill to OPM Retirement Cuts

Broad Opposition from the Hill to OPM Retirement Cuts

Republicans and Democrats in Congress sent a letter late last week to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan regarding the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposal to cut federal employee retirement benefits.

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Catch Up With The United States Digital Service

Catch Up With The United States Digital Service

Tune in to the May 18th FedTalk to hear about the latest initiatives from the United States Digital Service (USDS) and dCode, including a new digital initiative at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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New Bill Hopes to Force Government Toward Improved Digital Services

New Bill Hopes to Force Government Toward Improved Digital Services

A new bill, the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act, introduced last week by Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX), aims to tackle a broad push to modernize the federal government’s digital offerings, including updating “federal agency websites, supporting the increased use of mobile devices, transitioning away from paper-based forms and in-person transactions, and modernizing to a 21st Century digital government experience.”

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The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth – The Bacteriophage

A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage. Created with scientific advice and editing by James Gurney.

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How D.C. Celebrates Feds During PSRW

How D.C. Celebrates Feds During PSRW

This week, May 6th through 12th, marks Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), a celebration started in 1985 and organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations “to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees.”

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NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Sings to HHS

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Sings to HHS

In recognition of Public Service Recognition Week, Dr. Francis Collins – the Director of the National Institutes of Health best known for his work leading the Human Genome Project – released a music video containing a rendition of “It Takes You, HHS,” a tribute to Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston's, “It Takes Two.”

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WAEPA Now Offers a 'Living Benefit' to Help Pay for High Costs of Chronic Illness

WAEPA Now Offers a 'Living Benefit' to Help Pay for High Costs of Chronic Illness

If you know anyone who's suffered from a long-term illness, you know how difficult it can be. Lost income, paying for living expenses, and additional costs of care can quickly overwhelm you.

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Hill Fight Brewing Over $15 Billion 'Rescissions' Request from White House

Hill Fight Brewing Over $15 Billion 'Rescissions' Request from White House

The Trump Administration reportedly has plans to send to Congress a $15 billion “rescissions” request, which the administration outlined on Monday, according to Jennifer Shutt and Lindsey McPherson at Roll Call.

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OPM Director Promises Sweeping Modernization Effort

OPM Director Promises Sweeping Modernization Effort

Newly-installed U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon this week touted major OPM initiatives intended to address long-standing civil service reform issues.

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Ensure Mom Has the Care She Needs

Ensure Mom Has the Care She Needs

This Mother’s Day, as you look back at the many years your mother cared for you, consider the possibility that someday she may require care herself. 

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Both Sexual Assault, Retaliation Claims Rise at DOD

Both Sexual Assault, Retaliation Claims Rise at DOD

This week, a new report released by the Department of Defense showed a ten percent increase in servicemembers who report being the victim of sexual assault. According to Defense One, “In 2017, 6,769 servicemembers reported being the victim of a sexual assault, though a tenth of those incidents occurred before they joined the military.”

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How Do Brain Scans Work?

How Do Brain Scans Work?

As far as we know, there’s only one thing in our solar system sophisticated enough to study itself: the human brain.

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Senators Warner, Kaine Send Letter on Tax Reform Change Harming Relocated Feds

Senators Warner, Kaine Send Letter on Tax Reform Change Harming Relocated Feds

This week, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding a recent change to the tax code made pursuant to the recently tax reform overhaul passed by Congress.

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Checking in with Long Term Care and FEEA

Checking in with Long Term Care and FEEA

Tune in this week to learn why long term care insurance is a crucial part of your retirement planning. And did you know FEEA’s Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run is right around the corner? Get all the race details and sign up before it’s too late!

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VA Using Predictive Analytics to Address Veteran Suicides

VA Using Predictive Analytics to Address Veteran Suicides

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.

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Retirement Planning Tips

Retirement Planning Tips

With Americans living longer lives, it has become increasingly critical to plan for the retirement years. And the earlier you start making plans, the more likely it is that you will be well prepared for your retirement.

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