November 20, 2017

Civilian Hiring Freeze Lifted, But Budgets Stay Small

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The blanket hiring freeze on civilian federal agencies has been lifted, but departments are told to respect President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget.”

Cyber Studies Added to Midshipman Classes

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Everyday studies at the US Naval Academy will now include lessons for midshipmen in how to operate in the cyber domain. The addition reflects the reality of the world wherever they head next,

DefSec Wants Review Comparing F-35 & Hornet

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Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling for a review that compares the F-35C and F/A-18E/F operational capabilities and assesses the extent that F/A-18E/F improvements (an advanced Super Hornet) can be made in order to provide “competitive, cost effective, fighter aircraft alternative.”

Agencies, Military, Workers Speculate on First Trump Budget

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Federal unions, the military, and the Democrats are preparing for completely new spending plans which, one Trump adviser says the president is reviewing at the “granular” level.

Trump Executive Order Freezes Federal Hiring

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President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday freezing some federal government hiring. He said it would affect all employees “except for the military.”

DoD Institutes Civilian Hiring Freeze

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DoD reacts to congressional order freezes hiring for vacant full- & part-time, temporary & permanent civilian jobs in the DefSec Office, Defense Agencies, and Field Activities.