Senators Express Dismay Over VA's Sudden Budget Shortfall

The department has put Congress in "yet another precarious situation," lawmakers say.

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Can Volunteers Save Federal Lands and Create a Hiring Pipeline for Agencies? arrowLawmakers push for expansion of volunteer workforce for ...

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Agencies Are a Step Closer to Creating a Their Own Siri arrowSiri, Alexa and Facebook chatbots might soon be handling common customer service ...

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A New U.S. House Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs Begins Its Work arrow“It should have happened 50 years ago,” U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, ...

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Should DCAA Hand Certain Audits to Commercial Firms? arrowAcquisition reforms prompt defense of agency’s expertise, mission.

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Trump Starts Raising Money for His 2020 Campaign (and His Company) arrowThe president’s decision to hold his first big reelection fundraiser ...

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Trump: There Are (Probably) No Tapes arrowThe president admits he never had any recordings of conversations with James Comey, but his idle ...

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4 Internet Crimes Trends to Know arrowThe crime may be virtual, but the losses are not.

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Good Managers Give Constructive Criticism — But Truly Masterful Leaders Offer Constructive Praise arrow"A simple, three-part formula for ...

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3 Pueblos in New Mexico Ask Feds to Stop State’s ‘Illegal Tax’ arrowAlso in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oklahoma’s mercury-in-fish lake ...

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Agency Jobs Watch: More Details on EPA Buyouts, and Interior Joins the Crowd arrowThe Trump administration has instructed agencies to come up ...

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Beware of Benefits Scams arrowHow to spot and avoid fraudsters and con artists.

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