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SSA Beta Launches Redesigned Website

The Social Security Administration is collecting feedback on a website redesign before using it to replace the agency's current website later this year. A major goal: making it all less confusing.

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A Report Finds That Identity Fraud Is Up 167% In USPS Change Of Address Requests

The USPS Office of the Inspector General recommends stricter identity verification controls online, while management disagrees.

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How the Test-to-Treat Pillar of the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Is Failing Patients

The federal “test-to-treat” program was designed to be a one-stop shop for people to get tested for COVID and to receive treatment. But as COVID cases rise again, many communities have no participating locations, and website bugs make it difficult to book an appointment at the biggest participant.

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Effective Data Sharing Key to Unwinding Emergency COVID Benefits

Without systems that can share data, states will face a daunting task redetermining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP recipients.

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A Data Strategy That Benefits Veterans

VA's Chief Data Officer Kshemendra Paul talks about the agency's "secret weapon."

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OPM Unveils a New Toolkit for Agencies to Hire Cyber Talent

A new resource hub from the Office of Personnel Management outlines what benefits agencies might be able to offer to fill cyber positions.

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Jury: Former DHS Watchdog Official Stole Software, Employees’ Personal Info

The verdict is in for the last holdout in a scandalous scheme to defraud the government.

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IRS Aims to Clear Backlogged Tax Returns by the End of Year

As of March 18, the backlog of unprocessed paper tax returns was at nearly 15 million but IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told lawmakers that he wants to get that to a “healthy” level. 

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Solarium Co-chairs Urge the White House to Maintain Trump-era Cyber Authorities

Lawmakers expressed concern that rolling back the authorities from a 2018 presidential memorandum would jeopardize national security efforts.

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GovExec Daily: How the Internal Revenue Service is Modernizing

Nextgov's Frank Konkel speaks to Annette Jones, assistant to the chief taxpayer Experience Officer at the IRS, about the present and future of the tax agency.

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Air Force Software Factory Looks to Unleash 'Chaos' on Civilian IT Shops

The Kessel Run group is currently developing a playbook that would make it easier for organizations across the federal government to adopt engineering and security best practices.

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Only a Transformation of Service Delivery Can Rebuild Trust in Government. Here’s How.

The COVID-19 pandemic proved all federal agencies need to become great at service delivery, and an executive order provides the authority. It's time to get moving.

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GovExec Daily: How the Ukraine War – and COVID-19 – is Affecting Inflation and Supply Chains

Dr. David Simchi-Levi, director of the MIT Data Science Lab, joins the podcast to discuss how recent events have shocked the global system.

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When Will You Know the Pandemic Is Over?

How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is at an end? Will we live with the virus forever? What happens next? Experts have some answers for you.

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GovExec Daily: Security Clearances and Ukraine

Federal employment attorney Dan Meyer joins the podcast to talk about what cleared individuals should keep in mind while supporting Ukrainians.

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Senators Call for Ban on US Government Personnel Use of Chinese Ride-Sharing Apps

A pair of lawmakers want the departments of State and Defense to enact a global prohibition on U.S. diplomatic and military personnel from using digital transportation platforms like Didi Chuxing, a Chinese-based ride-sharing service growing in popularity around the world.

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Pentagon’s Effort to Supply Departmentwide Cloud Capabilities is Delayed, Again

Officials say they essentially underestimated how long it would take to review plans from the four cloud service providers.

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The Labor Department Seeks $3.4B for Unemployment Insurance Programs, Including IT Modernization

The increase in unemployment funding would include $150 million for program integrity efforts including identity verification services for states.

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VA Begins Deploying Its New Electronic Healthcare System In Washington

After years of bureaucratic backlog, the VA is working to stand up the EHR system in two hospital clinics by the end of April.

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