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DHS, Army Offer First Responder Simulation Training

The U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security plan to deploy the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment simulation program for use in other federal agencies, GCN reported Wednesday. Patrick Marshall writes the joint project will be offered to other departments following feedback from police and firefighters who attended a live …

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GAO: OMB Must Update Federal IT Dashboard Regularly

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Office of Budget and Management does not update the government’s information technology dashboard when the budget process is ongoing, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes that GAO cited delays to updates on the IT Dashboard could negate the tool’s purpose …

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Hiring, Regulatory Issues Emerge for Contractors During Shutdown

Information technology contractors for federal agencies are grappling with hiring and compliance difficulties during ongoing government shutdown, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the Commerce Department’s Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has closed its E-Verify system, which works to validate the eligibility of new U.S. workers via I-9 employment forms. CIS …

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DoD to Formulate Cloud Email System Migration Plans

The Defense Department is asking its component agencies and services to lay the groundwork for migrating to an enterprise email platform meant to help DoD centralize its service, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes a memo from  Teri Takai, DoD chief information officer, allocated 120 days for all agency components …

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Mobile Work Exchange Unveils Telework ROI Calculator

Mobile Work Exchange has launched an online tool intended to help federal agencies measure their return on investment by letting their employees work remotely. The ROI Calculator works to quantify the benefits from an agency’s telework with information that is intended to identify common telework and mobility factors, Mobile Work …

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Study Finds Regulatory Budget Unaffected by Sequestration

George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis have jointly released a new study that shows the federal government’s regulatory spending remains intact despite the across-the-board budget cuts, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes the report analyzed the spending habits of 75 departments and agencies since 1960 and found …

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OPM Unveils New Regulations for Phased Retirements

The Office of Personnel Management has started implementing guidelines for a phased retirement option, where eligible federal employees work 20 hours per week and receive pension benefits, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the agency will determine the eligibility, payment and benefits related to the retirement option passed into law …

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