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Small gap in headset. Is this a problem?

I've got a 2017 Jamis Renegade. According to the specs on the Jamis website, the headset is an FSA Orbit c-40b. I'm not sure how to confirm that by looking at the headset.

I haven't used the bike too much, and today noticed a very small gap at the bottom of the headset:

I took off the top cap, removed the stem and this is what I see:

I did a lot of reading online and was expecting to perhaps see a bearing upside down. Is that silver ring with the split in it the bearing, or is it some type of snap ring?

I pushed as hard as I could on it with finger strength and it's not budging at all. I then put the black cap on top of it (not sure what this piece is called) and it still won't budge.

When I put the cap on, we still get that gap:

Any thoughts on if it's supposed to be like this, or if I have an issue? If it's an issue, can it be fixed by me (I've got limited experience but do have basic tools and can follow instructions) or is this something that a bike store with some type of a press will need to address?

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