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Governing Board Approves 20 Percent Increase to TSP Budget

Agency expects additional costs associated with the advent of the military's blended retirement system, more IT upgrades.

Experts Warn Congress Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Could Backfire

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The well-meaning bill could have several unintended consequences, advocates testified to a Senate panel.

Leaders of State and Local Groups Offer Their Thoughts on a ‘Transactional’ White House

The executive directors of the National Governors Association, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties joined Route Fifty on Tuesday for a discussion about intergovernmental affairs.

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Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., would like to see anyone  involved in cover-up fired.

Senators Want Heads to Roll After Postal Service Underestimates Delayed Mail by 2 Billion Pieces

Lawmakers cite report finding employees intentionally misrepresented statistics.

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Micromanagement is Really a Trust Issue

Here’s how to handle it, whether you’re the victim or the perpetrator.

Trump Threatens to 'Totally Destroy North Korea'

The president also hinted at the UN General Assembly that the U.S. might quit the Iran nuclear agreement.

Fedblog Former Democratic presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits on stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington during a stop on a tour for her latest book, "What Happened."

Hillary Clinton to Feds: ‘Stick It Out’ Under Trump and the Tide Will Turn

Former presidential nominee says federal employees could face friendlier climate after 2018 election.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previewed restructuring plans in an email to staff, but employees are seeking more information.

State Dept. Rebuffs Diplomats’ Plea for Release of Reorg Plan

Academy of Diplomacy’s request comes amid “water cooler” employee disgruntlement.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk, President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

Vietnam War: Who Was Right About What Went Wrong – and Why it Matters in Afghanistan

Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the U.S. is currently locked into a 'forever war.'

FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina inspired resentment in the affected communities – but did it bring about real change in the organization?

5 Things That Have Changed About FEMA Since Katrina – And 5 That Haven’t

Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?

Play of the Day: A Trump Twitter Tradeoff

Trevor Noah's staff made some GIFs for the president to use, assuming he can keep making deals.

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Memo to Government Reformers: Don’t Forget the Soft Stuff

Everyone wants to work in an environment where their contribution is recognized and valued.

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