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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.
To determine jurisdiction in an involuntary retirement appeal, the Merit Systems Protection Board must consider an appellant’s claims “collectively as a series of escalating incidents,” rather than one by one, the Federal Circuit recently held.
Newly-confirmed Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Jeff Pon this week released a welcome message in which he outlined some of his priorities as he overtakes the helm of the agency tasked with managing the human resources needs of the federal workforce.
According to Roll Call, House Republicans may employ “lesser-used provisions of the 1974 budget law to roll back spending by impounding some of the appropriated funds” contained within the 2018 omnibus spending bill.