Tag Archives: Federal Register

NIST Seeks Help Building National Public Safety Network

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced it is seeking advice on building a national wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. A Sept. 12 Federal Register notice asks for comments as to whether the network is plausible with today’s technology or technology in the near future. The …

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FCC Moving Forward w/ Net Neutrality Rules

Regulations adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission on open internet, or net neutrality, will be officially published soon. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget signed off on the regulations Friday. They will be published in the Federal Register within one to three weeks and take effect …

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OFPP Clarifies ‘Inherently Governmental’ Function Rules

One year after issuing initial guidance to federal agencies on jobs set aside for federal workers, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy has finalized its guidelines on work that must be done by federal workers. OFPP issued its final guidance, effective Oct. 12. in Monday’s Federal Register. The new guidelines …

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New Labor Dept. Rule: Contractors to Keep Established Workers

Companies that win established contracts must offer employment to its predecessors’ employees, the Labor Department announced Monday. The Labor Department issued its final rules on the Federal Register, mandating the inclusion of a clause offering employees the right of first refusal of employment under the successors’ contract in positions for …

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OPM Eliminates Time Limit for Military Spouses Applying for Fed Jobs

The two-year eligibility limitation for noncompetitive hiring of spouses of certain deceased or disabled veterans has been eliminated, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday. The military spouse hiring authority, effective Sept. 11, 2009, allowed certain spouses not already federal employees to apply to agency job opportunity announcements without having …

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Feds End Snail-Mail Delivery of Federal Register

About 8,000 federal workers scattered throughout the country, will — in the near future — wake up, put the coffee on, drive to work and not find a copy of that old doorstopper, also known as The Federal Register, waiting for them. That’s because, in an effort to cut costs, …

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Education Department’s Acquisition Regulations Get a Makeover

The Department of Education is reviewing its purchasing regulations, which have not been updated in 23 years, according to a new notice in yesterday’s Federal Register. The Department of Education Acquisition Regulation was last updated in 1987, and in the years since, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has changed significantly. These …

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