One Agency's Short-Lived Idea to Have Its Employees Test a New Ebola Vaccine

News editors at VOA found volunteers, but BBG general counsel balked.

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New Socrata Benchmarking Study Details Open Data Attitudes Across the U.S.

Study shows that open data is no longer just about transparency and good government. It's also about public trust, engagement, jobs creation and economic development.

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House Republicans Can't Find Anyone to Sue the President

The silver lining? The two law firms ditched the case so quickly they didn't perform enough work to cost taxpayers any money.

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Money is aimed at helping affected countries in West Africa, including Guinea.

CDC to Award More Money to Fight Ebola

The $10 million grant will go to multiple recipients.

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Just Looking at Cash Makes People Selfish and Less Social

Money might not be the root of all evil, but it is the root of some.

Team Obama Isn't Blinking on Cutting Carbon

Even under the threat of a Republican Congress, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz insists the White House will keep pushing for lower emissions.

Puzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterparts

Federal Records Act requires archiving of even transitory messages.

Obama Praises Feds Fighting Ebola in West Africa, But Union Says They’re Not Protected

Are civilian federal employees receiving enough protections from the deadly virus?

Retirement Planning

Trick or Treat

Of pay raises, COLAs and other spooky subjects.

The Five Agencies Where Morale is Dropping the Most

The federal workforce isn't particularly happy overall, but these agencies have seen the biggest declines.

Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA Spies on Americans

Adequate oversight is impossible when even diligent members of the Senate Intelligence Committee can't get basic facts about surveillance.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Get Used to Endless War

From ISIS to climate change, the Pentagon chief says, the threats that face the United States are long-term challenges.