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Past articles by Molly:

Taylor Swift-based passwords harm cybersecurity, report says

As expected, top recaptured popular passwords also included "russia/russian war, ukraine/ukraine war, and trump", the report found. → Read More

Pentagon wants to spur cyber talent exchange with tech industry

“We want to move from rewarding longevity" to a system that allows individuals to go out for three years "and come back, without penalty." → Read More

White House to require more fertility treatment options for workforce

Patients in need of IVF and other artificial reproductive procedures may find themselves better off under FEHB policy changes for 2024. → Read More

Software bots less effective than HUD claimed, watchdog says

Officials said staffing was their greatest challenge to supporting its bot program. → Read More

How Julie Su may lead Labor Dept. under ‘pro-union’ president

Su is facing opposition by Republicans who have qualms about her continuing the Biden administration’s goals. → Read More

The opposite of Silicon Valley: How Feds expect to use AI/ML

The government is buying AI technology experimentally with the focus on research-based deals as opposed to hardware or software contracts. → Read More

Accenture unit wins $628M CMS contract to run Obamacare marketplace

During the open enrollment season for 2022, more than 9 million consumers enrolled in coverage in 33 states using → Read More

OPM extends pandemic-era hiring authority once more

Now, it will expire when the public health emergency is expected to end on May 11. → Read More

House bill challenges Biden order on project labor agreements

A PLA sets the terms and conditions for work on a specific federally funded construction contract — and they've been hotly contested. → Read More

OPM’s retirement backlog worsens to start 2023′s peak intake season

There are more than $83 billion worth of annual annuity payments made to nearly 2.7 million federal beneficiaries. → Read More

Federal unions warn cutting defense civilian personnel is sabotage

The move comes as the DoD — like other federal agencies — is competing for talent against a private sector that boasts unfettered salaries and benefits. → Read More

Sexual harassment of corrections staff plagues Bureau of Prisons

Correctional officers also work more overtime on average than any other BOP position. → Read More

Biden pushes federal agencies to meet diversity, inclusivity goals

Agencies are tasked with coming up with their own specific Equity Action Plans. → Read More

New job search portal to recruit student interns to federal government

The Office of Personnel Management just made it easier to find federal internship opportunities on USA Jobs. → Read More

Virginia ramps up competition with Maryland to land FBI headquarters

Budget documents estimate that roughly 7,500 jobs are tied to the new facility. → Read More

What AFGE federal government union leaders want from Congress

From telework to benefits to federal pay raises, AFGE's leadership set wants and needs for the year ahead. → Read More

Is Presidents Day 2023 a paid federal holiday?

The Office of Personnel Management has its own take on the day’s naming convention. → Read More

Most HUD computers missed security checkups amid pandemic telework: IG

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s IT infrastructure struggled under pandemic telework. → Read More

What time is President Biden’s State of the Union address?

Here's how you can watch, listen and stream with accessibility features and post-speech coverage. → Read More

Federal hiring managers increasingly dissatisfied with talent pipeline

The Department of the Interior reported the lowest satisfaction rating, while the Department of Housing and Urban Development registered the highest. → Read More